Topher Grace, Paul Rudd, and Kristen Wiig are all lining up behind Gotham Group’s indie, Bobby Blue Sky, reports The Hollywood Cog. The script, from Emily Kapnek (“Parks and Recreation”), focuses on three dysfunctional siblings coming to terms with the way their baby brother’s accidental fame as a character in their father’s children’s book series warped their lives.
Carla Gugino will star in MILF (Mothers I’d Like to Fight), which is about a woman recently released from prison hellbent on seeking revenge. Franck Khalfoun (P2) is directing. Alexandre Aja is producing. Expect a lot of blood. Probably boobs, too. Note, too, that Carla Gugino’s breasts are actually a national treasure. (Total Film)
The USA Network has renewed “Covert Affairs,” for a second season, a show I reviewed and then immediately forgot about. (Deadline)
Given the buzz on The Social Network, John Morris has decided to buy the rights to Googled: The End of the World As We Know it, with the intention of making a movie about Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Man, who the hell do you cast as these guys? There’s not a lot of weak chins in Hollywood, folks. (Deadline)
Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who wrote the first Iron Man (not something to brag about, after RDJ said that they basically showed up on set without a script and had to wing it), are rewriting the script for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. (THR)
Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw) is making a horror movie called 11 11 11, which is a “”take on the idea of 11 gates of Heaven and how on 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month, the 11th gate will open up and something from another world will enter the earthly realm for 49 minutes.” It will be released on November 11th, 2011. How I love release date gimmicks. (THR)
Tim Burton has hired Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood) to pen the script for his stop-motion 3D version of The Addams Family. (Deadline)
Finally, here’s a look at Will Ferrell in Everything Must Go an indie pic about a motivational speaker who’s abruptly fired, returns home to find that his wife has left him, changed the locks to their house, and dumped all his belongings on the front yard. He has a yard sale or something to make some money. I dunno. I like the idea of Ferrell in an indie comedy, though.