Hollywood Ink: Patricia Clarkson Gets in the Ring with WWE
· This is the kind of news that keeps me getting out of bed every morning: Patricia Clarkson and Danny Glover are among those now cast in Brother's Keeper, a World Wrestling Entertainment-produced drama about a young man who tries to reunite his mother (Clarkson) and estranged older brother (WWE star John Cena) after the death of their wrestling-legend father. Evidently the family is healed by the saving grace of high-school wrestling. If you can't wait for the Oscar clip of Clarkson reminiscing to her younger son about his father's "special holds," then kiddo, you just got no heart. [THR]
Robert De Niro and Edward Norton get bought, Kate Bosworth tries on her producer's cap, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· Nearly a decade after their first, slightly underwhelming teaming The Score, Robert De Niro and Edward Norton's reunion Stone will go out next year through Overture Films. Norton plays an arsonist who uses his wife (Milla Jovovich) to manipulate a parole officer -- and if anyone can round out the actors' dynamic a little more fully than Marlon Brando did in 2001, it's definitely Milla Jovovich. [THR]
· For your consideration, or something: Kate Bosworth will star and produce in the adaptation of the novel Lost Girls and Love Hotels, about an American in Tokyo who teaches stewardesses English by day and plunges into a sex-and-drug wasteland by night. Her life's purpose is restored when she joins the search for a missing girl. Young Victoria director Jean-Marc Vallee is also attached. [THR]
· Variety reporter Michael Fleming notes today that Frank Langella has joined the cast of Liam Neeson's coma-identity-theft thriller Unknown White Male, playing a man who "comes forward as the coma guy's colleague." Hilarious. Consider this post the official start of the title-change campaign in favor of Coma Guy. [Variety]
· Elijah Wood and Robin Williams are in talks to return for Happy Feet 2, the sequel to the 2006 Oscar-winning/$200 million-grossing animated feature that shockingly hasn't already been made. No rush! [THR]
· Remember how An Education director Lone Scherfig, tired of romances, wanted to "blow some things up" in her next movie? It'll have to wait, alas: She's close to signing on for One Day, an adaptation of the novel about a couple that falls in love while meeting one day per year after their 1988 college graduation. You'll never guess how it ends. [THR]