Deals: Norah Jones (!), Russell Crowe, Denzel, and more
I know, I know — you’re still trying to catch those last few nominated movies so you can ace your Oscar pool. You don’t have time to think about films that are months, possibly years away from release. Nevertheless:
-In the footsteps of Jewel, Jessica Simpson, and Eminem, songbird Norah Jones (pictured) is looking to make the leap from the Billboard charts to the silver screen; she’s reportedly set to appear in My Blueberry Nights, the English-language directorial debut from Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love).
-Michael Bay is resurrecting the Friday the 13th series. As if Jason could ever die.
-A little something for future Oscar consideration? Variety says Ridley Scott is in talks to direct Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in American Gangster, about a criminal who hoped to sneak heroin into the U.S. in the coffins of soldiers killed in Vietnam.
–Eddie Murphy will headline Starship Dave, about a crew of pocket-sized aliens trying to rescue their planet.
-According to Variety, Gael Garcia Bernal has signed on to O Pasado (The Past), based on an Argentine novel about a man whose ex gets a little stalkerrific for his taste.
-Ever wonder why Battlestar Galactica hottie Katee Sackhoff’s not a big-time movie star? Well, it looks like she’ll get her shot in White Noise 2: The Light, alongside Serenity‘s Nathan Fillion.
-Finally, another comic book may be coming to the big screen, as Universal has optioned Christian Gossett’s mystical Soviet war epic The Red Star, says The Hollywood Reporter.
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