By Adam B. Vary
August 11, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

MOVIES + Russell Crowe is set to star in 3:10 to Yuma — that title will make sense in a sec — a late-1800s-set Western about a collared outlaw (Crowe) forced to wait with a local rancher for the 3:10 train to the courthouse in Yuma, Ariz. (See? Makes total sense.) With Christian Bale in talks to play the rancher, director James Mangold (Walk the Line) looks close to securing independent financing after Columbia put the film, based on the 1957 Glenn Ford classic, in dreaded turnaround. Maybe it’s that title? Just a thought…

+ Flashing forward a century, Savage Grace will star Julianne Moore and strapping Brit Hugh Dancy (King Arthur) in the real-life story of wealthy society maven Barbara Daly Baekeland. In the drama, Baekeland (Moore) has trysts with both Dancy’s socialite character as well as her own son. ”It’s completely confusing,” says Dancy, ”and I suppose you might say utterly debauched.”