George Clooney is in talks to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in Farragut North, an adaptation of an upcoming Broadway play loosely based on Howard Dean's 2004! Presidential! Election! Campaign!.... Also per Variety, Tobe Hooper will direct a feature film take on Stephen King's From a Buick 8 (shop Amazon).... Will Smith is a global media mogul in Empire, a drama to be helmed by Michael Mann.... Director Brad Silberling (Lemony Snicket) will take Will Ferrell to the Land of the Lost, Sleestaks and all, in the big-screen redo of the children's TV series, says Reuters.
Fox's On the Lot welcomes guest judges Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and Brad Silberling (Lemony Snicket) on July 17 and 24, respectively.... Molly Stanton (Twins, Passions) has inked a talent holding deal with 20th Century Fox TV, to either front a pilot or join an existing series.... Brian McKnight makes his Broadway debut when he steps into the role of Chicago's Billy Flynn starting Oct. 8.... Why is Sarah Michelle Gellar suddenly the paparazzi's favorite poser?.... What fall series has you counting the minutes until its return? Choose from our list and vote here (bottom right).