Rachel Weisz Could Head to Oz, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

rachel_weisz_tmi_teas.jpgAlso in this Wednesday edition of The Broadsheet: Lisa Cholodenko is No Good... Bruce Willis and 50 Cent: together again... a few Friends sign up for End of the World... and more ahead.

· If you ever thought Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz looked like sisters, this casting news is for you! Deadline reports that Weisz is in talks with Disney to join James Franco and Kunis is Oz, the Great and Powerful for director Sam Raimi. If cast, the Oscar-winning actress will play Evanora, older sister to Kunis' Theodora. Not bad! Maybe Sarah Hyland from Modern Family can play their kid sister? [Deadline]

· From The Kids Are All Right to a kids' book. Director Lisa Cholodenko will reportedly helm a live-action version of the classic children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Wonder if she'll find room to have Alexander sing along with Joni Mitchell. [Variety]

· Because they obviously had such a fun time working together on The Setup, actors Bruce Willis and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson are working together again! They'll co-star with Josh Duhamel in the indie drama Fire with Fire, about a firefighter who joins the witness protection program. Can't wait for the trailer. [Variety]

· Not that you needed other reasons to be excited for Seeking a Friend at the End of the World -- y'know, besides the fact that Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star, and Nick and Norah and the Infinite Playlist screenwriter Lorene Scafaria writes and directs -- but the production has just added three cool actors to the cast: William Petersen, Adam Brody and Rob Corddry. Now let's just find some room for Ari Graynor, OK? [Variety]

· Here's the most random development news of the day: Clive Owen and Slumdog Millionaire co-star Anil Kapoor will topline Cities a financial thriller from Roger Donaldson. The film will try to sell at the upcoming Cannes Film Market. [THR]

· Bones star David Boreanaz will lead the indie drama Officer Down during his hiatus from the hit Fox series. The rogue's gallery of Stephen Dorff, Dominic Purcell, Stephen Lang, James Woods and AnnaLynne McCord co-star. It's all your favorite television stars and Stephen Dorff together in one place -- other than your television! Speaking of which: how come no one has given Stephen Dorff a television show? Neither HBO nor AMC have some tortured cop he could play? Get on this, folks. [Deadline]



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