Per Variety, Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives) is in talks to join Deadwood's Timothy Olyphant in an adaptation of the video game The Hitman. Robert Knepper (Prison Break) is also on board.... Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain) is in talks to direct Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon in The Fighter, based on the story of "Irish" Mickey Ward.... Per the Hollywood Reporter, Little Miss Sunshine's Greg Kinnear will star opposite another Office boss this time, Ricky Gervais will star in Ghost Town, a comedy about a dentist who starts to see dead people after he briefly dies during orthodontic surgery.
Rising party-circuit queen Jessica Biel is taking advantage of Lindsay Lohan's steadfast commitment to personal betterment, snatching up the vacated role opposite Annette Bening in A Woman of No Importance, says Us.... Per Variety, Paramount has booked the David Koepp (Spider-Man)-penned Indiana Jones 4 for a May 22, 2008, release, where its biggest competition will be Warner Bros.' Speed Racer.... Per the Hollywood Reporter, Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Fiona Apple's "Criminal" video) will direct Benicio Del Toro in The Wolfman.... Kate Beckinsale will star in Whiteout, playing a U.S. marshal out to solve a murder in Antarctica before the continent is plunged into darkness and she is stranded with the killer.... Natalie Portman is interested in directing and perhaps appearing in a film version of Israeli writer Amos Oz's autobiography, A Tale of Love and Darkness.