The Rock Probably Knew About Osama bin Laden's Death Before You, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

dwaynejohnson-300.jpgAlso in this Monday edition of The Broadsheet: Vanessa Hudgens takes Shelter... Rock of Ages casts another star... Robert Zemeckis may go back in time... and more ahead.

· It was not a bad weekend to be Dwayne Johnson. Not only did Fast Five break box office records en route to an $83 million opening, but the man formerly known as The Rock also got to cash in on what must be some very high-level government relationships. "Just got word that will shock the world -- Land of the free... home of the brave," he wrote on Twitter some 45 minutes before the news about the death of Osama bin Laden broke. "DAMN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!" Johnson -- who called the then-cryptic news a great birthday present (his birthday is today) -- later retweeted someone suggesting that he star in the film adaptation of the raid on bin Laden's mansion as a Navy SEAL. In that fantasy scenario, Ron Howard would direct. Naturally. [<a href=

http://twitter.com/#!/THEROCK">@TheRock via Badass Digest]

· For a look at various newspaper front pages covering the death of Osama bin Laden click through. [Huffington Post]

· In decidedly less important news: Vanessa Hudgens and Brendan Fraser will star in the indie drama Gimme Shelter, about a pregnant teen runaway who seeks out her birth father to less-than-happy results. Guesses on which star will play which role in the comments. [THR]

· The Rock of Ages cast keeps growing. Director Adam Shankman announced over the weekend that Bryan Cranston will play the mayor of Los Angeles in the rock adaptation. [@adammshankman]

· Vulture reports the rumor that Robert Zemeckis may direct the time-travel thriller Replay. Based on the 1987 bestseller by Ken Grimwood, the film follows a radio journalist who dies in 1988, but then travels back in time to 1963 and eventually realizes he must stop the death of his daughter. Think Groundhog Day mixed with Frequency and Back to the Future. [Vulture]

· Carey and Shane Van Dyke -- better known as Dick Van Dyke's grandsons -- have sold a horror film script called The Watching Hour to New Line. [Deadline]



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