Rebecca Hall Eyes Iron Man 3, Clifford Heads to Screen, Hollywood in Queens: Biz Break

Among Wednesday morning's Biz Break: Rebecca Hall chases Iron Man 3, Clifford the Big Red Dog is headed for the big silver screen, and word of a possible "Hollywood studio" for Queens.

Rebecca Hall In Line for Iron Man 3 Role
Hall would take over the role in the Marvel franchise recently declined by Jessica Chastain via her Facebook page. Gwyneth Paltrow, who was in the previous two Iron Man movies, will return as Pepper Potts, Deadline reports.

Illumination and Universal Team for Clifford the Big Red Dog
Matt Lopez has been set to write the script for the project, which will be a live-action and animated hybrid. Clifford follows the adventures of a 25-foot-tall red dog and his owner, a child named Emily Elizabeth, THR reports.

Susan Sarandon Joins Mother's Day
The actress and her daughter Eva Amurri Martino are set to star in the indie drama which follows 12 sets of mothers and daughters over the course of a Mother's Day, Deadline reports.

NY Senator Schumer Pushing for Hollywood-style Studio in Queens
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is asking the feds to make it easier for New York City to build a movie studio that would compete with Hollywood. The federal government is holding up the final approval for Kaufman Astoria Studios to build an architecturally flashy movie lot gate at 36th Street and 35th Avenue in Astoria, Queens, CBS New York reports.

Clark Gregg Joins Jason Reitman's Labor Day
Reitman is adapting the script from the novel by Joyce Maynard. The story follows a boy, played by Gattlin Griffith and his divorced mother (Kate Winslet) who offer a stranger (Josh Brolin) a ride during Labor Day weekend. The man is an escaped convict who teaches the boy life lessons, THR reports.


  • bradslager says:

    Re Clifford: Once you consider the success of MARMADUKE, and the long track record of live-action-CGI hybrids, the obvious conclusion is "Who the HELL thinks this is a good idea?!?!"