Last we heard (early last year), Diablo Cody was producing and Geoff Latulippe was scripting the adaptation of S.G. Browne’s Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament. That script is now in, and it’s out to directors. Moreover, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson are loosely attached, according to the Hollywood Cog. The movie is a romantic comedy about Andy, a dead man who discovers himself newly re-animated as a mid-aged, decaying zombie who must figure out what it means to live as an Un-dead in a society that denies his kind basic rights.
Holy Airbrush, Jason Priestley! Here’s the latest photo of Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie (if you can recognize her) from The Tourist.
Because of Brad Pitt’s humanitarian efforts in New Orleans — and not, probably, because he knows anything about the Saints or cares for football in the least — he’s been tapped to do the narration for the New Orleans’ Saints Super Bowl DVD. Fascinating! (AP)
SNL is adding three new cast members, suggesting that Will Forte may not be the only existing casting member departing. They are Taran Killam (Cobie Smulder’s boyfriend), and two unknowns from the improv circuit. (NYPost)
What do the kids call this? Mayonnaise? Thousand Island? No, no no: Awesomesauce. Here’s the ten best clips of Jon Stewart destroying Fox News. (H/T Dan Carlson) (Ranker)
According to a Vanity Fair/”60 Minutes” poll, 76 percent of Americans said they would not be affected by audiotapes of phone calls, widely reported to be Gibson ranting at his estranged ex-girlfriend, when deciding whether to see one of the Oscar winner’s films. I’d like to think that it’s because they’d already decided not to buy a ticket because Gibson hasn’t made a decent goddamn movie since Payback. (THR)
Dying to know what Russell Brand and Helen Mirren look like from the set of Arthur? Wonder no more.
For the curious, here’s the International trailer of The Town, featuring Jon Hamm and Ben Affleck goodness.
Mark Canton, one of the producers of Piranha 3D shot back at James Cameron after Cameron threw Piranha 3D under the bus for not holding up the goddamn gold standard for 3D films that Cameron set. Canton writes:
Mr. Cameron, who singles himself out to be a visionary of movie-making, seems to have a small vision regarding any motion pictures that are not his own. It is amazing that in the movie-making process — which is certainly a team sport — that Cameron consistently celebrates himself out as though he is a team of one. His comments are ridiculous, self-serving and insulting to those of us who are not caught up in serving his ego and his rhetoric. … What it comes down to, Jim, is — that like most things in life — size doesn’t really matter. Not everyone has the advantage of having endless amounts of money to play in their sandbox and to take ten years using other people’s money to make and market a film….like you do. Why can’t you just count your blessings?
New poster for Life As We Know It. Too bad you can’t airbush quality into a script or an acting performance.
George Clooney is looking to direct Farragut North in February, with Chris Pine, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti in the cast. The movie is based on some backroom political machinations during Howard Dean’s failed 2004 bid for President. (Vulture)
Machete’s Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez are teaming up again for Skinny Dip, which will be co-directed by Trejo’s son, Gilbert (man! If you’re Danny Trejo, how do you name your son Gilbert). It’s a revenge picture involving a young woman who kills a policeman. (Slashfilm)
Nathan Fillion. Space-age electric vehicle. Killer. (NYTimes) (Thanks, Tom)