The new Mission Impossible IV, now with Jeremy Renner, has now added its female lead, and she is full of female-ness. Her name is Paula Patton. You may know her from Precious or Deja Vu. She is lovely. (Deadline)
Australian actress Jessica McNamee has been cast as Rachel McAdams' younger sister in the romantic comedy, The Vow, in which McAdams and her husband, Charming Potato, end up in a crash, and McAdams completely loses her memory, and Spuds has to win her heart back. So, basically gender-reversed Regarding Henry? (THR)
Do the kids still hand out the W00TS? If not, here's a reason to bring them back: Bryan Cranston will be hosting SNL in October. W00T. (LAT)
Alfonso Cuaron's much discussed Gravity (at least in the trades), which originally asked Angelina Jolie to take the lead opposite Robert Downey, Jr., has asked again and been rebuffed again. Apparently, the studio -- after going through Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde, and Blake Lively -- decided that Jolie is the only one that could carry the $80 million film (the female is the more substantial role in the film). That she turned them down twice might put the film in jeopardy. I don't think it's that the other actresses can't pull off the role; it's more that they can't bring in the audiences. Has it really come to that? Are Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock the only two women left who can seriously open a big budget picture? That's a frightening prospect. (Deadline)
That dude who plays Iceman in the X-Men films -- Shawn Ashmore -- is interested in the lead for Shooter 2, the straight-to-DVD sequel to the Mark Wahlberg flick, so says the Hollywood Cog. The sequel is about a sharpshooter out for revenge against his brother's killer.