Everyone relax: William Landay’s bestselling legal thriller Defending Jacob is in good hands — it appears as though the book will be adapted to the screen by Steve Kloves, the fellow who adapted seven of the eight “Harry Potter” movies.
(Anyone know what kept him from working on “Order of the Phoenix“? Wikipedia merely cites “other commitments.”)
Stop the presses — George Lucas has finally done something that his own fans approve of! It seems that the director’s neighbors blocked him from building a flick studio on his lush property in Marin County, so he’s decided instead to devote the land to low-income housing, offering this reasoning: “If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit.” That will, as the saying goes, hit the wealthy Marin County residents where they live.
Ashton Kutcher, saddled with the difficult character work of growing out his hair and beard in the Steve Jobs biopic, has finally been spotted in full regalia.
The late Apple co-founder and CEO passed away last fall.
According to HuffPo, the casting makes sense because Kutcher is invested in numerous tech start-ups, such as Foursquare.
(Fortunately for us, he looks good in a turtleneck.)
Judd Apatow’s Pee-wee Herman flick project is alive and kicking, says star Paul Reubens, and could start filming “any minute.” The unlikely pair have been collaborating on the next Pee-wee installment for at least two years, and it’s the first we’ve seen of Pee-wee since his Broadway show was revived in 2011.
Wait a second, it looks like “revived” is the secret word: AAHHHHH!