George Clooney May Tackle Wall Street, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

george_clooney_225.jpgAlso in this Thursday edition of The Broadsheet: James Bond will return with the help of Sony... Bret Easton Ellis is not a fan of Glee... Bruce Campbell talks more Evil Dead... and more ahead.

· You know who has an exciting directorial career going for himself? George Clooney. The dapper Oscar winner will produce and possibly direct a new film about the 2008 Wall Street bailout. Based the Washington Post article "The $700 Billion Man", the untitled film (though that seems like a great title) will tell the story of "TARP mastermind Neel Kashkari, a top official under then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson," who ended up leaving Washington DC to live in isolation in Northern California. Director Clooney is currently finishing up The Ides of March in preparation for its October release. [Variety]

· Martinis for everyone at Sony -- shaken, not stirred, of course. The studio officially struck a deal with MGM to co-finance and distribute the next two James Bond films. Bond 23 (working title) will hit theaters with Daniel Craig on Nov. 9, 2012. [Deadline]

· Writer Bret Easton Ellis just made a whole lot of 'tween enemies. "I like the idea of Glee," he wrote on Twitter, "but why is it that every time I watch an episode I feel like I've stepped into a puddle of HIV?" Ugh. [E!]

· Men in Black 3 keeps on casting, with Michael Stuhlbarg joining the ever-expanding roster of talent; Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve and Emma Thompson already co-star. Stuhlbarg takes a role originally circled by Sharlto Copley. [THR/Heat Vision]

· Andrew Adamson (Shrek, the first two Narnia films) will direct Hugh Laurie in Mister Pip, an adaptation of the Lloyd Jones novel. [Deadline]

· During a Q&A with reddit, Bruce Campbell delighted nerds everywhere by discussing the future of the Evil Dead franchise. "We are remaking Evil Dead," he wrote. "The script is awesome. I will be one of the producers and possibly play the milk man." And now you know. [reddit]


  • Martini Shark says:

    So Sony wants to use James Bond to reboot a dismal Jim Carey film? Or did I read that incorrectly. . . ?