The Deal Report: June 9, 2006
+ ”This is going to be fast and furious,” says Robert Altman of his upcoming movie, Hands on a Hard Body. He isn’t making an action flick, but he is dabbling in cars: Body is a fictional take on the ’99 doc about folks who enter a contest to win a pickup truck. In talks to star: Billy Bob Thornton, Hilary Swank, Chris Rock, and The Rock.
+ Director Guillermo del Toro is hammering out a budget for Hellboy 2. Says del Toro, who helmed the ’04 original, ”Hellboy [earned] a loyal audience from the DVD.”
+ Brokeback couple Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams will reunite on screen for Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan biopic, I’m Not There. Sorta. Ledger will join Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett as one of seven Dylans (each from a different time period) — while Williams will play a love interest opposite Blanchett’s androgynous — era Dylan. Also on board for an unspecified role: Julianne Moore.
(Additional reporting by Daniel Fierman and Missy Schwartz)