Producer Thomas Schuhly (Alexander) has acquired remake rights to Fritz Lang's 1927 silent sci-fi classic Metropolis, and is in talks with a number of top directors to helm the pic.... Also per Variety, Stanley Tucci is in talks to reteam with Prada pal Meryl Streep, playing husband to her Julia Child in Julie & Julia.... Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Marlon Wayans are penning and will star in a Scary Movie-esque send-up of cop films. Keenen Ivory will direct.
VH1 has ordered a pilot for The Life and Times of Marcus 'Felony' Brown, an edgy urban comedy representing brothers Keenen Ivory, Marlon and Shawn Wayans' first foray into cable television production. Felony concerns an up-and-coming East Coast rapper (Darius McCrary) who moves to Los Angeles to lay down his second album. Among Marcus' (ahem) entourage are hype-man E-Z (Vince Green), manager Cash (Jon Abrahams) and bodyguard Tiny (Marcello Thedford).