Deals: Laura Linney, Paul Haggis, Jon Heder
-Laura Linney (left) will make life hell for Scarlett Johansson as the evil boss mommy in the film version of The Nanny Diaries.
–Crash Oscar winner Paul Haggis will direct and produce (but not write) an adaptation of former Clinton and Bush anti-terrorism czar Richard Clarke’s memoir Against All Enemies.
–The Incredibles director Brad Bird’s next movie is Ratatouille, a Pixar toon about a mouse living in a Paris restaurant.
-Shia LaBeouf thinks his neighbor is a serial killer in Disturbia.
-Aussie directors dig Rachmaninoff: A decade after Shine helped popularize the 20th-century Russian composer’s piano concertos, a biopic — titled Rhapsody and helmed by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) — is in the works.
-Producer Joel Silver (The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Lethal Weapon) plans a remake of The Dirty Dozen.
-Kingdom of Heaven director Ridley Scott and screenwriter William Monahan will reteam for Middle Eastern spy thriller Penetration.
–Injuries sideline Nick Nolte and Jon Heder: Jon Voight will step in for Nolte (benched for a chronic knee injury) as the patriarch of a family of NYC cops in Pride and Glory; DreamWorks has yet to figure out what to do about Blades of Glory after Napoleon Dynamite‘s Heder fractured his ankle practicing his skating for the film. Moral: Be extra careful if you’re cast in a movie with ”Glory” in the title.
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