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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 5, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 5, 2010 |

  • McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation) is circling R.I.P.D, as a potential follow-up to This Means War, so says the Hollywood Cog. R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department), features two dead cops, one recently deceased and the other who died centuries ago. Ryan Reynolds is currently attached to the adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novel. Zach Galifianakis was as at one point on Universal’s wish list for the other lead.

  • The Meet the Parents sequel, Little Fockers is apparently undergoing reshoots, after the initial print didn’t test particularly well. In fact, word is that the producers are trying to coax Dustin Hoffman — who was not originally in Fockers — back for the reshoots, so that they could add his character. Other rumors suggest even that John Hamburg might replace Paul Weitz for the reshoots. (LA Times, Deadline, Vulture)

    Will Ferrell will star in and produce Casa De Mi Padre (The House of My Father), a Spanish language comedy that will be completely in Spanish, with English subtitles. It’s a daring idea. I’ll give you that. (The Wrap)

    Fernley Phillips (The Number 23) may pen the script for the American Werewolf in London remake. (LA Times)

  • Tony Scott is in talks to direct John Grisham’s The Associate, with Shia LaBeouf attached as the lead. (The L.A. Times)

  • This is a really good piece on what the movies of 2010 say about what it means to be a man. You know: In case you like thoughtful pieces. (Jinni)

  • Davis Guggenheim (The Inconvenient Truth) was briefly attached to direct the 3D biopic about Justin Bieber, starring Justin Bieber, but quickly came to his senses and quit the project. (Deadline)

  • Amy Adams and Viggo Mortenson have joined Walter Salles adaption of On the Road, which will also star Kristen Dunst, Kristen Stewart, and Garret Hedlund. (Deadline)

  • Diablo Cody has sold a television script called “The Breadwinners” to Fox. Details are nonexistent. (THR)

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