MTV's Hard Times: A Hung For 15-Year-Olds
· MTV has gone on a greenlighting orgy. Among the eight shows picked up to series: An untitled sketch comedy show from Jamie Foxx; a reality show from Mark Burnett revolving around Hills supporting vacuum Audrina Patridge; an animated series about bumbling superheroes from Seth Meyers called The Awesomes; Teen Wolf: The Series; and pièce de résistance Hard Times, described as Hung, except with an unpopular 15-year-old as the monster-penis-having protagonist. [Variety]
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· Craig Robinson, Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville and Camilla Belle have signed on to Kevin Spacey's ensemble comedy Father of Invention, in which Spacey plays a modest inventor who goes to prison after making billions. Graham plays his daughter's "lesbian roommate" who sleeps with Spacey's character. That sentence has more team-swapping than the Spurs! [THR]
· As her fate on Grey's Anatomy hangs in the balance, Katherine Heigl has signed on to star in Warners' Life as We Know It, a romance about two "unattached adults" brought together after a mutual friend dies and leaves her young daughter in their shared care. Now that's something you never want to have to hear: "The bad news is your mother is dead. Wait -- you didn't let me tell you the good news! From now on, you're going to be raised by Katherine Heigl!" [Variety]
· Cruel Footloose rebuffer Zac Efron has chosen the project that will help him break out of the pretty-boy-who-sings-and-dances box that has stunted his artistic growth until now: He's signed on to star in an "untitled thriller" for Mandate Pictures, to be written by Mrs. Doubtfire and Hairspray writer Leslie Dixon. Chace Crawford: This is your window. [Variety]
· Daniel Craig is in talks to star in Dream House, about a man who moves his family into a house in a small town haunted by the family murdered there. Jim Sheridan would direct for Morgan Creek. [THR]