Matthew McConaughey, of all people, is actually considering an indie project, one that might test his lack of acting skills. He’s circling The Headhunter’s Calling, based on a script written by Bill Dubuque who, best I can tell, is a first-time screenwriter. The script is about a workaholic corporate headhunter who has been alienating his family for years and letting his cutthroat business compromise his ethics in pursuit of financial gain until he finds out his oldest has Leukemia and decides that family is more valuable than anything else. Puke-y logline, but we’ll see. (The Hollywood Cog)
Batman Begins screenwriter, David Goyer, has a trilogy of novels in the works, starting with Heaven’s Shadow, which “begins when an object is discovered heading for earth. Initial panic gives way to a competition between governments to be first to intercept what they believe is a breakaway meteor. What the astronauts discover leads to an encounter with alien forces that are a threat to humanity.” Warner Brothers has preemptively picked up the screen rights to the trilogy; Goyer will adapt the first novel for the screen himself. (Deadline)
If there’s one thing that can save Betty White from the backlash fatigue, it’s NBC’s “Community.” She’ll be appearing on the season debut, and you can check out this amusing little promo over at (EW).
Frank Miller (The Spirit) is something of a one-note hack director, but that one note works perfectly fine in a new Gucci ad starring Evan Rachel Wood and your Captain America, Chris Evans.
Ahmet Zappa (offspring of Dweezil) and Michael Wilson sold their spec script, Monster Witness Relocation Program to Disney as a potential starring vehicle for Will Smith’s seedling, Jaden. (Deadline)
Here’s the first image from Miley Cyrus’ film, LOL, co-starring Demi Moore. I’m begging you not to let the insults get gratuitously out of hand. (FilmDrunk)
Jessica Alba is set to take the lead in Robert Rodriguez’s next waste of talent, Spy Kids 4. She’ll play a retired spy and mother of two. (THR)
Doug Liman has officially passed on his Three Musketeers movie and moved on to All You Need Is Kill, about a solider caught in a Groundhog Day-type time loop. (Variety and Slashfilm)
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are developing a television series around Joe Hill’s graphic novel, Locke & Key. Steven Spielberg is involved somehow. (Vulture)
Finally, I leave you with the last trailer for Going the Distance, the romantic comedy starring Justin Long and Drew Barrymore. I know you’re not going to believe me, but I’ve heard decent things about it. And it looks kind of endearing. (I’m sorry). I mean, come on: Charlie Day, people! Charlie fucking Day!
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