May 19, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

+ Busy man Chris Rock will write and direct his next big-screen project (which he also stars in), I Think I Love My Wife. A remake of a French film?but also based on Rock’s stand-up — Wife tells the story of a married investment banker whose emotional affair with a woman from his past (Kerry Washington) threatens to get physical. The twist: This is actually a comedy.

+ The live-action Transformers movie, directed by Michael Bay, just got a little more human. Jon Voight will join Bernie Mac and Josh Duhamel as…a suit. ”I play the secretary of defense,” says Voight. ”He’s not a Transformer, but you can never tell.” After all, they are robots in disguise.

+ Poseidon‘s Josh Lucas has been cast in a fictionalized adaptation of Bernard-Henri Lévy’s book Who Killed Daniel Pearl?, about the real-life Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by terrorists in Pakistan. Details about Lucas’ role are under wraps, but we know he won’t play the slain journalist.

(Additional reporting by Carrie Kravetz)

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