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-Even though recent adaptations of Kurt Vonnegut’s Mother Night and Breakfast of Champions were huge flops, Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money into a production of Vonnegut’s all-night campus bull session fave Cat’s Cradle. Writing the screenplay will be James V. Hart (Sahara) and his son, because if you can adapt Clive Cussler, Vonnegut’s literary sci-fi satire should be a piece of cake, right?…

Richard Gere will play faux Howard Hughes biographer Clifford Irving in Hoax. No, Leo won’t cameo as the billionaire recluse…

-Enlisting in Clint Eastwood’s Iwo Jima drama Flags of Our Fathers are Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, and Adam Beach

-Artist-filmmaker Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls) plans another in his series of biopics of tortured artists. The subject of this one is Dare Wright, author of the weirdly masochistic children’s book The Lonely Doll and its sequels. The movie will also be called The Lonely Doll

-Coolest cast right now: Gary Oldman, Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., and Anthony Edwards in Zodiac, David Fincher’s upcoming movie about the notorious serial killer.

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