By Kate Ward
Updated June 08, 2010 at 04:45 PM EDT

  • Knight and Day will be released June 23 — two days earlier than studio Fox had planned. Huzzah. [THR]
  • In opposite news, Vanessa Hudgens’ Beauty and the Beast-inspired film Beastly has been postponed from July 30 to March 18, 2011. CBS Films decided to move the film, since the original release date coincided with similarly themed Charlie St. Cloud, starring Zac Efron. Efron boasts, “In your face, Hudgy!” and sleeps on couch for a week. [THR]
  • Matthew McConaughey is teaming up with FX to develop single-camera comedy Kick Ass Militia, which will focus on two brothers who clash, since one is a “survivalist” and the other is a “free-loving cult leader.” And, inevitably, they will clash with neighbors too, due to the racket of naked bongo playing. Alright, alright. [Deadline]
  • Spartacus‘ Andy Whitfield is cancer-free after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March. The actor will even begin boot camp training for the show in late July. Jupiter’s c–k, that’s good news! [Deadline]
  • DreamWorks has picked up a heist pitch from Shield writer John Hlavin. The studio, however, is shielding (heh) the hush-hush project, and not revealing any other details at this time. [THR]
  • The Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to Julian Schnabel’s Miral, starring Frieda Pinto as a 1970s-era woman sent to an Israeli orphanage. [Variety]
  • Stephen Herek has been tapped to direct the World Wrestling Entertainment comedy The Chaperone, starring Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Annabeth Gish, and Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter. Because this is the guy you want in charge of the punch bowl. I suppose it’s better than this. Or this. Or this. [Variety]
  • A documentary about National Lampoon is in the works, and will feature rare and never-before-seen footage. Like someone watching National Lampoon’s Pledge This! [THR]
  • Tom Arnold will star in a CMT comedy pilot about a man “seeking the empty nest and his family who is unwilling to let him have it.” [Deadline]