Vacation Gets a Reboot; Channing Tatum as Evel Knievel: Biz Break

In Wednesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, Ed Helms may take a Vacation of his own. 1962 classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane may get a re-make. And casting news for Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

Channing Tatum In Talks for Evel Knievel Pic
The Magic Mike star is negotiating to star and produce in a film about daredevil Evel Knievel who became a household name in the 1970s for his high-profile motorcycle jumps, THR reports.

Ed Helms Negotiating to Star in Vacation Reboot
Helms is in talks to star in the reboot of the '80s original, playing Rusty Griswold who is now all grown up and taking a family vacation of his own. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing the project, THR reports.

Walter Hill to Take On What Ever Happened to Baby Jane Remake
Hill is spearheading a re-make of the 1962 Bette Davis and Joan Crawford classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. Hill will write the script and direct, Deadline reports.

Kirsten Dunst Boards Two Faces of January
She joins Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac in the European-produced thriller. Directed by Drive writer Hossein Amini, the story centers on a con man who kills a Greek policeman possibly by accident. His wife (Dunst) and an American tutor (Isaac) help him and the three flee Athens to the Greek islands and then Istanbul, Variety reports.

Tobey Maguire Joins Jason Reitman's Labor Day
Maguire has joined the cast of the feature, which Reitman is directing, joining Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, J.K. Simmons, Brooke Smith, Gattlin Griffith, and Brighid Fleming. Based on the book by Joyce Maynard, the story revolves around a 13 year-old boy from New Hampshire who learns important "life-lessons" over a five-day Labor Day weekend. Maguire will play the adult version of the boy, Deadline reports.



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