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Wait? Who's the Fat One? Vince Vaughn or Kevin James?

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 23, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 23, 2010 |

  • Last month, it was announced that Meryl Streep and Tina Fey (!) would be starring together in an as yet unwritten script Mommy & Me, to be directed by Stanley Tucci. No details were given at the time, but the Hollywood Cog offers details on the treatment. It’s a mother-daughter comedy about a control freak mother (Fey) of a 3 year old who loses her job and is forced to move back in with her overbearing mother (Streep). The two then begin to battle over how the child should be raised.

    And if it follows typical sitcom conventions, of course, the three-year-old will be duct taped down the center, and Streep and Fey will each raise one-half of the toddler.

    Columbia is still searching for a screenwriter.

  • Hayao Miyazaki has plans to make his first ever direct sequel, to Porco Rosso. Miyazaki fans: Do your little Japanimation dance. (Cut Magazine via Slashfilm)

  • Here’s your first look at The Dilemma, the Ron Howard directed comedy about a man (Vince Vaughn) who doesn’t know what to tell his best friend (Kevin James) when he discovers that his best friend’s wife (Winona Ryder) is cheating on him with a younger man (Channing Tatum). Wow: That’s two people Winona Ryder wouldn’t dare to sleep with in real life.


  • Hey! That dude — The Situation — from MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” is set to make $5 million in 2010, which is more than any of these five actors will make: Anna Paquin, Michael Cera, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew Morrison, or Don Cheadle. The good news, however, is that the hobo clown down the street will make more money panhandling next year than The Situation will in 2011. (THR)

  • Dolly Parton, who is 64 y’all, and Queen Latifah are teaming up for Dolly Parton Joyful Noise, which will center around two women who join forces to prevent a small-town gospel choir from shutting down. (THR)

  • Talented but smug author Jonathan Safron Foer is having his novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close adapted for the silver screen (Jesus, did I just write “silver screen”? I’ve been reading too much EW ). Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks are lined up for key roles in the film. Eric Roth is adapting, and Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) will direct. (Variety)

  • Angelina Jolie’s next film will be set in Sarajevo. It will be about “a couple who meet on the eve of the war and the effect it has on their relationship.” It’s meant to be a love story, and not a political one, so says Jolie. (Reuters)

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