By Kate Ward
Updated April 21, 2010 at 05:09 PM EDT

  • Hairspray‘s Brittany Snow has been tapped for the leading role in 96 Minutes. The independent drama follows two college girls held hostage by high-school-aged hijackers. I’m assuming the title refers to the amount of time the hijacking takes place, and not the time into the movie in which my bladder decides the extra-large Diet Coke from concessions was a bad idea. [Variety]
  • David Beckham will join Barbara & Co., on The View this Wednesday to talk about being injured, hot topics, and…oh, who are we kidding? We don’t care about the chit-chat — we just want to look at him. [AP]
  • Director Greg Mottola (Superbad) has been tapped to pen the screenplay for Paramount’s adaptation of Leanne Shapton’s book Important Artifacts. The film will star Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman as two rowdy teens hoping to lose their virginity with a pal named McLovin. Oops, sorry, wrong movie. [THR]
  • Fracture director Gregory Hoblit has helped an untitled Castle Rock drama come together — the director has signed on to helm a film written by Frank Baldwin. [THR]
  • Paul McCartney plans to reissue his post-Beatles catalog through Concord Music Group, and not EMI Group or Tim Urban. [Reuters]
  • Current Dancing With the Stars cast member Pamela Anderson will host Montreal’s Jugs Just for Laughs comedy festival. [THR]
  • Things are looking pretty good for Ugly Americans: Comedy Central announced they have ordered more episodes of the animated series. [THR]
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