'Lone Ranger' Gets a Girl, 'Snow White' Gets a Dwarf, and More...

July 13, 2011


- Paul Rudd is attached to star in esteemed documentarian Errol Morris's first non-documentary since 1991, an untitled film based on an NPR story about the first man to ever be cryogenically preserved. Finally, an update to Forever Young that will replace Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis with people and interests you profess on your Facebook profile.

- Warner Bros. has bought a pitch that will see Battle: Los Angeles and Clash of the Titans 2 director Jonathan Liebesman helm a film about Caesar's building of an army and his march on Rome--an approach Deadline is calling "Patton-like." I wonder what Patton himself would say about that.

- Mandate Pictures reportedly wants Josh Brolin for the lead in the Oldboy remake Spike Lee is doing. Sure, go to Oldboy, Brand; I'll be in the Oldmen's room.

- Simpsons character-lipped Luther actress Ruth Wilson (above) is in talks to play the female lead, Rebecca, opposite Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp in Disney's The Lone Ranger. Now just need to lock down Eddie Murphy as the voice of Silver.

- Nick Frost is the seventh and final dwarf to join the cast of Snow White and the Huntsman, and he'll be digitally shrunk down alongside Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Izzard, and others. I'm sorry, Tarsem Singh's rival Snow White film, but this is a way, way better dwarf cast than Mickey from Seinfeld et al.

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