De Niro Still Heading to Selma


Precious director Lee Daniels recently caused a bit of head-scratching when he talked to USA Today about his next film, the civil rights drama Selma: "I have to really start casting the movie because we're shooting it soon. The only person I've nailed in for sure is Hugh Jackman." Last night at the Indie Spirits (where Daniels memorably took home the Best Director prize), I asked if that meant that Robert De Niro had fallen out of the film, since the project had been announced with De Niro playing governor George Wallace. "He always has been cast, yes," Daniels clarified. "He's working."