Hollywood Ink: The Monty Python Reunion You've Been Waiting for Might Happen

monty_225.jpgAlso in this morning's Hollywood Ink: Malin Akerman continues to be the busiest woman in show business... Disney finds the next (next) Twilight... Krysten Ritter and Kate Bosworth have a baby... and more ahead.

· How's this for a possible holy grail? Phoenix Pictures is set to produce Absolutely Anything, a new comedy featuring aliens, a talking dog and "buckets of silliness," from former Monty Python member and director Terry Jones. Co-written by Jones and Gavin Scott, the film is set to star The Daily Show's John Oliver in the lead, and talks are ongoing with Robin Williams to voice the talking dog. Better still? Jones hopes to get John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam to voice the aliens in the film, which would mark the first time all surviving members of Monty Python have been on screen together since The Meaning of Life in 1983. Never mind that they'll be aliens here and might not even record their lines in the same studio. Reunion! [Deadline]

· Malin Akerman can't stop, won't stop. The always busy actress has just signed on to appear in Wanderlust. The Judd Apatow-produced comedy from director David Wain, about a couple (Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) who drop out of society and head for a commune, recently cast Lauren Ambrose. [Variety]

· Ally Condie's upcoming young adult novel Matched doesn't hit stores until Nov. 30, but that didn't stop Disney from tagging it "the next Twilight." The studio outbid Paramount to purchase the rights for the planned trilogy, about a society "that dictates what individuals read, watch and believe, and who they are partnered with during a Matching Ceremony that takes place on their 18th birthday." Spoiler: There's a love triangle. [Variety]

· This could be cute. Krysten Ritter and Kate Bosworth will star in BFF & Baby, a new indie comedy that Ritter co-wrote with director Kat Coiro. It's like Three Men and a Baby, minus the three men, plus a single girl (Ritter) who gets pregnant and gets help raising the baby from her best friend (Bosworth). [Variety]

· British actress Nichola Burley has joined a brand new adaptation of Wuthering Heights, which director Andrea Arnold is rebooting as "a Twilight story of forbidden teenage love." Yikes. [Deadline]

· Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent will voice Ethel and Ernest in Ethel & Ernest, an adaptation of the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs. [THR]

· Get ready to sing! Disney will release a sing-along version of Beauty and the Beast on Sept. 29 and Oct. 2. [THR]



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