Black Swan Next Rung in Winona Ryder's Comeback Climb
· Winona Ryder is the latest actress to grab a role in Black Swan, perhaps better known as Darren Aronofsky's lesbian-ballet-psychodrama thriller previously boasting Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. Meanwhile Fox Searchlight, which distributed Aronofsky's The Wrestler and can appreciate a quality comely-Jewess showcase like this when it sees one, is reportedly in talks to co-finance and distribute. [THR]
Matthew Weiner's feature debut is delayed, Len Wiseman pursues the apocalypse, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's feature-film debut is held up again. Scheduling difficulties for the series' fourth season may push shooting on the romantic comedy You Are Here all the way back to 2011, assuming attached stars Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis can work out their calendars. They reportedly do want to, and knowing just how good Weiner is with romcom sass like "You're a whore," "Do what I tell you," and "I'm gonna give you a go-around like you've never had," who can blame them? [Variety]
· Len Wiseman wants to get in on the apocalypse genre with an untitled script just picked up by Fox; it follows a cluster of Armageddon survivors who aren't sure how they got where they are. At least until rewrites, they're said to trace at least some of the devastation back to Wiseman's own Live Free or Die Hard. [THR]
· Belgian actress Cecile de France has signed on to play a woman affected by a near-death experience in Hereafter, currently in production with director Clint Eastwood. [Variety]
· Take hope, Twitterers! Shit My Dad Says, a feed by a 29-year-old San Diegan who's drawn more than 700,000 followers by simply tweeting his old man's acerbic axioms, will be adapted as a series for CBS. Will and Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick will oversee the multicamera comedy, whose title will be changed if/when it gets a network pickup. Next up: Maybe Showtime can acquire Roger Avary's jail tweets for a gripping, violent new drama set behind bars. [THR]