Per the Hollywood Reporter, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Universal can release Alpha Dog as planned on Jan. 12, despite objections from murder suspect Jesse James Hollywood, on whom the film is based. Hollywood's attorney plans to file an appeal with the 9th Circuit Court, contending that Alpha Dog (starring Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone and Amber Heard) will make it impossible for his client to get a fair trial.... Ed Harris is in talks to play the former partner of Samuel L. Jackson's crime-scene cleanup man in Renny Harlin's crime thriller Cleaner.... The Devil Wears Prada's Anne Hathaway has boarded the supernatural thriller Passengers, playing a grief counselor who, in helping six plane-crash survivors, suspects a conspiracy when they start disappearing one by one.... Per Variety, The Longest Yard's Sheldon Turner is set to write the Rick James biopic Super Freak.