Tim Robbins, Michelle Pfeiffer Eye 'Man Under'; Matt Damon To Take On Climate Change Doc Series: Biz Break
Also in early Thursday's round-up of news briefs: Rachel Weisz is a possible go for a David Cronenberg project; Tarzan gets new life; And the Dubai International Film Festival rounds out its 2012 program.
Tim Robbins, Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloe Moretz BoardMan Under
Robbins will also direct the dysfunctional family comedy. The film follows a Yonkers family whose lives go haywire when NYC's Museum of Modern Art displays photos of them in an exhibit, turning them in celebrities, Deadline reports.
Matt Damon Eyes Showtime Climate Change Doc
The actor will take part in an eight-part documentary series for Showtime from James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub. The program will show the human element of climate change. Damon is an active environmentalist and philanthropist. Damon’s upcoming movies include HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, which stars Michael Douglas as Liberace; and Promised Land, directed by Gus Van Sant, THR reports.
Rachel Weisz Eyes David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars
Robert Pattinson, who starred in Cosmopolis, and Cronenberg regular Viggo Mortensen have already been linked to the Hollywood-set film that also has Rachel Weisz coming on as a possibility. The story reportedly is a dark comic look at Hollywood excess, Deadline reports.
David Yates Eyes Warner Bros.' Tarzan
The director of the last four Harry Potter films is likely on board to direct a big-screen version of Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan at Warner Bros. The project has been in development with producer Jerry Weintraub for years, Vulture reports.
Dubai International Film Festival to Screen Cloud Atlas, The Master
Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson starring Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet with Maggie Smith and Wayne Blair's musical drama The Sapphires also joins the lineup at the Gulf State festival. The ninth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival runs Dec. 9 - 16, THR reports.