Hollywood Ink: Dorffs! Will! War!
· I never thought I'd see the day when Stephen Dorff and Tarsem Singh would collaborate on a ripoff of a remake of a 1981 pseudo-classic, but here we are. The actor has joined War of the Gods as the thief Stavros, who joins the hero Theseus (Henry Cavill) in a quest to save Greece from said gods and said war. Get. Excited. [Variety]
A new Twilight property peeks over the horizon, LeBron James preps for his film debut, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· Stephenie Meyer has finished a novella spun off from her series of Twilight novels; The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella will be published June 5, mere weeks before Eclipse opens. The story was said to inform a bit character in the film, but will no doubt be extrapolated to feature length by Summit when The Twilight Saga is wrung of its last dollar. [USA Today]
· LeBron James may ultimately wind up playing in New York next year, but look for an off-season detour to Hollywood: The NBA superstar's developing comedy Fantasy Basketball Camp now has a director in Malcolm D. Lee, with script revisions forthcoming shortly. [THR]
· It took a while, but the deals are in place for Todd Phillips and his Hangover trio of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms to join the sequel. And they won't be cheap: $5 million for each star against 4-percent first-dollar gross, plus $10 million for Phillips against 10-percent first-dollar gross. It's still officially on schedule for Memorial Day weekend 2011. [Deadline]
· Big Bang Theory co-star Kaley Cuoco will make her studio movie breakthrough in I Hop, Universal's injured-Easter Bunny comedy starring Russell Brand and James Marsden. Congrats, Kaley. [THR]