Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver Join JFK Drama; Josh Duhamel Eyes You're Not You: Biz Break

Josh DuhamelAlso in Wednesday morning's round-up of news briefs, film critic/festival programmer Scott Foundas joins the Village Voice's publications; Gerard Butler eyes a WWII-era drama; and Bryan Singer is confirmed for X-Men.

Scott Foundas Joins Village Voice As Principal Film Writer
Foundas served as Associate Program Director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Prior to that he was the film editor at the Village Voice's sister paper, LA Weekly. Foundas' features and reviews will appear in all of the Voice Media Group's publications, including: Village Voice (New York), LA Weekly (Los Angeles), Westword (Denver), New Times (Phoenix), Houston Press, Dallas Observer, Riverfront Times (St. Louis), New Times (Miami), City Pages (Minneapolis), New Times (Broward), SF Weekly (San Francisco), Seattle Weekly, and OC Weekly (Orange County). He will begin December 3rd.

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Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver Join JFK Drama Parkland
The drama centers on the chaotic events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day that JFK was assassinated Tom Hanks is producing, Collider reports.

Gerard Butler Joins Dynamo
The story is based on the landmark soccer game that took place between an occupied Ukrainian soccer team and their Nazi occupiers during WWII. Butler will play Nikolai Trusevich, the all-star goalie who served as a leader for the team and inspired the war-ravaged city of Kiev. Dynamo will shoot in 2013 in Europe, Deadline reports.

Josh Duhamel Eyes Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum in You're Not You
Duhamel is in negotiations to star in the drama, which tells the story of a self-absorbed college student who undergoes a life change when she begins a part-time job taking care of a woman (Swank) who has Lou Gehrig's disease. George C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe) is directing, THR reports.

Bryan Singer to Direct X-Men
Singer will return to the franchise he helped launch. He'll direct X-Men: Days of Future Past, the next installment of 20th Century Fox's superhero series. Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence will return. Fox hopes to make the July 18, 2014 release date it set for the sequel, Deadline reports.