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    'Whip It' Writer Shauna Cross To Pen 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'

    Also Working On The Strippers Screenplay, 'Live Nude Girls'Turning "What to Expect When You're Expecting" — America's "pregnancy bible" — into a feature film you say? That's Lionsgate's plan. They've hired Shauna Cross, the writer of Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, "Whip It!," to adapt the best-...

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    Darren Aronofsky Signs On To Direct Half Man/Half Robot Pic 'Machine Man'

    Will Re-team With 'Black Swan' Scribe Mark HeymanWhile Darren Aronofsky is gearing up to direct his first major tentpole in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2" early next year, it looks like any worries that he has abandoned the world of indie film for studio blockbusters can be put to rest.

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    Pete Segal To Direct Old People Boxing Flick 'Grudge Match'

    While the talk of Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone starring in this has quieted down, development continues to movie forward on "Grudge Match" as Pete Segal has been brought on board to direct.

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    Christopher McQuarrie Says The Lead Role In 'Top Gun 2' Belongs To Tom Cruise's Maverick

    Are you ready America!?! Are you read for the return of Maverick!?! Well you better be because "Top Gun 2" isn't going to be some sissy way-after-fact sequel with a bunch of guys you don't know with Tom Cruise popping his head in to give a thumbs up. No siree. The Maverick himself is going to be lea...

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    Zach Galifianakis In Talks To Star In Muppet Movie

    Number one Mel Gibson fan, Zach Galifianakis, is in talks to join the currently untitled Muppet movie starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones and Chris Cooper.

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    Keith Richards To Be Cut From 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 4' Because Of Salty Memoir?

    Shocker: He Used To Use DrugsWe think this rumor is most likely a pile of horseshit, but with Hollywood not playing very friendly lately with celebs who do bad things (unless your name is Charlie Sheen it seems) we suppose there could be some truth to it.

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    VIFF '10 Reviews: 'Incendies' Maybe Not All It's Cracked Up To Be, 'The Illusionist' & More

    Vancouver Film Fest Capsule Reviews of 'Heartbeats,' 'I Wish I Knew,' 'Nostalgia For The Light' & MoreEven though the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival came to a close more than a week ago, we still have plenty of films to report on, and hopefully more reviews to come after this writer catches up on screeners. The closing night film, "The Illusionist," is included in this rundown, as well as many other titles worth looking for, and some, well, not so much. So, please forgive us for the delay. After all, it's been a busy past week and change here at The Playlist, what with our new home and all. First, a rundown of stuff this writer sa...

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    Updated: Matthew Broderick & Casey Affleck Join Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy In 'Tower Heist'

    Update: Casey Affleck has also joined the cast playing Stiller's friend and underling who is uncomfortable with the heist plans and wants to turn him in. Judd Hirsch of "Taxi" fame is also in the ensemble. This cast is now officially bonkers.

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    'Batman 3' Reportedly Looking For Female Lead

    File Under ShockerWe're tempted to file this one under, "no shit, sherlock," but a) we're back on our don't-be-outraged medication this week and b) we'll admit, this is, we suppose an interesting, if very foreseeable, development.

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    Trailer & Poster For Dax Shephard's 'Brother's Justice' With Bradley Cooper & Tom Arnold

    So Dax Shepherd has directed his first feature-length comedy, "Brother's Justice," and after recently unspooling at the Austin Film Festival he's drawn the big guns, sending the trailer over to Deadline to try and help land some distribution for the film.

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