By Scott Brown
Updated June 14, 2006 at 12:00 PM EDT

For some, the movie biz is magical; for others, realistic. It’s been floated in back tattle channels that J. Lo wanted a part in the Mike Newell adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera. The female lead (Fermina, to be played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno) has been taken for a while — and by an Italian, no less. (The male lead, Florentino, is Spaniard Javier Bardem — positively un-South American!) But now a large supporting role, that of Fermina’s cousin Hildebranda Sanchez, has gone to Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace).

I rather doubt she’d have settled for a supporting role anyway. But all the same, it’s a blow. Cheer up, Ms. Lopez. There’s always One Hundred Years of Solitude, which I hear will be shot by Terence Malick. In real time.

addCredit(“Catalina Sandino Moreno: Guy Kinziger/”)