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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 20, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 20, 2010 |

  • There’s a Justin Bieber biopic in the works. He’ll star as himself, and it’s expected to be his 8 Mile except, you know, about how he overcame all those middle-class obstacles and the brutal streets of Stratford, Ontario to defeat the odds and discover success in the unlikeliest of places: YouTube. (Hollywood Life)

  • It looks like Daniel Radcliffe’s first post-Harry Potter role may be a 3D horror film called Woman in Black. In it, Radcliffe would play “young lawyer Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote pocket of Blighty to tend to a deceased client’s papers. Kipps soon begins to uncover the ghostly secrets of the house and local village.” Wait? Radcliffe will play a lawyer? Dude’s not even 21 yet, and I don’t know how the British system works, but it’s hard to be a lawyer under the age of 25 in the United States. Maybe they have quickie online law schools in England. (Variety)

  • Hansel & Gretel. In 3D. Brought to you by Michael Bay. I think I just stubbed my brain. (Screen Junkies)

  • Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen have been offered the two lead roles in the comedy My Mother’s Curse, about an inventor of an organic cleaning product who invites his mother on a cross-country road trip to sell his product to marketing outlets. (Production Weekly via The Playlist)

  • In the wake of Christopher Nolan’s Inception, IFC is re-releasing Following on demand, which is weird because it’s currently on Netflix instant. (And I wonder if Drew will cover it for his ongoing neo-noir series? Hmmm.) (Slashfilm)

    Doug Liman will produce & direct I Just Want My Pants Back, an MTV pilot based on the David Rosen novel. *?* (Production Weekly)

  • David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy will be hard R-rated, so says Sony producer, Amy Pascal. Well, I should fucking hope so. (The Wrap)

  • Ricky Gervais may or may not be collaborating on a new comedy with Ben Stiller. And that may or may not be a good fit. (The Guardian via The Playlist)

  • After making a deal similar to the one that “Friday Night Lights” made with DirectTV, F/X has done the same for “Damages,” bringing the cancelled show back to life for two more seasons. It’s kind of a shame, really. Because it wasn’t very good last season, and I’m the kind of guy that might feel obligated to continue watching it anyway. Damnit. (AP)

  • Great word of mouth continues to propel the performance of Inception. Its weekend gross was revised upwards by $2 million, and it put up another $10 million on Monday, meaning it may hit $100 million before its second weekend even begins. (Movieline)

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