Julia Roberts will portray Joan Root, an African wildlife conservationist who was murdered in her Kenyan home this past January, in a big-screen biopic.... Audrey Tautou will channel Coco Chanel in a film from French director Anne Fontaine.... Per Variety, Goldie Hawn will star in Ashes to Ashes, a comedy about a woman traveling to Kathmandu to scatter her husband's ashes but she, um, loses them. Kurt Russell will costar (not as the ashes, I hope).... Per the Reporter, producer Emmanuel Benbihy has rounded up several up-and-coming filmmakers Zach Braff and Mira Nair included for New York, I Love You, a cinematic Valentine à la Paris, Je T'aime.
Question: I've been hearing rumors that someone's making a movie based on Dan Brown's best-seller The Da Vinci Code. Do you have any info?Answer: Ron Howard is directing the movie version of The Da Vinci Code, a thriller that hinges on a conspiracy to cover up the marriage of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Frequent Howard collaborator Tom Hanks stars as symbologist Robert Langdon (he's rather older and less athletic than I saw the character, but perhaps that's just me); Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu, the granddaughter of the Louvre curator whose murder begins the story; and Paul