Johnny Depp Next Megastar to Consider Going Tourist
· Johnny Depp is in talks to pick up the title role in The Tourist, the Angelina Jolie espionage thriller that has apparently been abandoned by Sam Worthington and director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck due to "creative differences." And talk about trading up: Alfonso Cuaron is among the names circulating as a replacement at the helm. Sony might consider selling tickets just for the stars' top-billing negotiations alone. [Variety]
Zach Galifianakis contemplates a fairy tale, Danny Boyle readies his return, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· Zach Galifianakis is in talks to voice the role of Humpty Dumpty in the Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots, which has a release date almost exactly two years from today. It would be Galifianakis's sixth project in development or production over the next year, but anything he can do while showering between juggling It's Kind of a Funny Story, The Hangover 2 and the second season of Bored to Death seems like a reasonable ambition. [THR]
· Danny Boyle has officially latched on to 127 Hours as his next film, telling the true story of how outdoorsman Aron Ralston cut off his own right arm to free himself from a boulder where he was pinned in 2003. The trades cite the "plum role" for the actor playing Ralston, who is alone for most of the movie; it seems like a perfect fit for Christian Bale, whose notorious shape-shifting and finger-mutilation trials have prepared him well for this ultimate Method severity. ["Variety]
· Andy Garcia has commitments from Anthony Hopkins and Annette Bening to co-star with him in his directorial effort Hemingway and Fuentes, about Ernest Hemingway's two decades in Cuba fishing with his friend Gregorio Fuentes. Hopkins would play the author, Bening would play his third wife, and Garcia will portray Fuentes. [Variety]
· Don Cheadle's production company has established a first-look deal with NBC, where he says he first got the idea to develop TV projects while chatting with Ben Silverman. At a party. Careful, Don! We all know by now where conversations like this lead. [Variety]