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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 10, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 10, 2009 |

I’m so torn. Which banal piece of industry news do I cover now? There’s a new movie poster for Jennifer’s Body


as well as an image from Fangoria of Megan Fox with some really bad canker sores


and even a new green-band trailer for the film

But none of that seems particularly worth writing about.

How about this: Zooey Deschanel has joined Natalie Portman, James Franco, and Danny McBride in David Gordon Green’s Your Highness, about an arrogant, lazy prince (McBride) who must complete a quest to save his father’s kingdom. Joining him on the quest is his more heroic brother (James Franco). Deschanel plays Belladonna, Franco’s virginal bride, and Portman plays McBride’s love interest, a warrior princess.

We’ve already discussed that movie a few times, and the addition of Deschanel hardly seems worth the effort it would take to post it here. So, that’s out.

But then there’s the fact that Mel Gibson is negotiating to star in The Beaver replacing Jim Carrey who replaced Steve Carrel. Directed by Jodie Foster (who replaced Jay Roach), The Beaver is about a guy (Gibson) with a beaver hand puppet that he treats like a real person. Foster will play Gibson’s wife.

So, basically, it’s Lars and the Real Beaver. And even though it’s based on Kyle Killen’s much lauded script (last year’s top spot on the Black List), I’m still having trouble working up any enthusiasm.

So, failing to find anything of interest to write about, I think I’ll just skip this post all together.

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