Hollywood Ink: Vince Vaughn Will Meet You in St. Louis

vincevaughn_225.jpgAlso in today's edition of Hollywood Ink: Rachel Weisz goes under the Sea... J.J. Abrams loves robots... Chloe Moretz is everywhere... the Miramax sale finally goes through... and more ahead.

· David O. Russell has gotten over Nailed pretty quick. The combative director will team with Vince Vaughn for Old St. Louis, based on Russell's own script. Vaughn would play a traveling salesman-cum-absentee father who sees his life change when his young daughter comes back into the picture. In keeping with recent Hollywood tradition, Chloe Moretz is one of the actresses mentioned to play the daughter. Fans of development hell will remember that Vaughn and Russell almost worked together a few years ago in The H-Man Cometh -- the story of a radio talk show host -- but that never came to fruition. Better luck this time, guys. [Deadline]

· Rachel Weisz is busy lining up her first Best Actress Oscar. She's in talks to star in The Deep Blue Sea, an adaptation of Terence Rattigan's 1952 play. Weisz would play a stiff married woman who has a sexual awakening with another man and -- well, click through to the link if you want to read what happens next. [Deadline]

· J.J. Abrams keeps adding projects to his upcoming slate. He'll produce an adaptation of the graphic novel Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel for Paramount. The book tells the story of the world's first robot, who "fought alongside Teddy Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia, journeyed to the South Pole and was involved in the silent movie business before disappearing on the battlefields of World War I." So, Forrest Gump with a motion capture suit. [THR/Heat Vision]

· Hey, there's that Chloe Moretz again! The ubiquitous youngster is in talks to star in The Rut for director Karyn Kusama, which sounds like a flipped version of Taken: After her father goes missing, the daughter must try to find him. Guess which part Moretz would play? [LAT/24 Frames]

· Your almost friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has lined up his next flick. Josh Hutcherson will star in Detention, an indie-horror comedy with Dane Cook. [Variety]

· And Disney has finalized the sale of Miramax to Ron Tutor and Colony Capital for the cool price of $660 million, subject to "certain adjustments." Sorry Harvey! [Deadline]



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