Justin Timberlake by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com Justin Timberlake by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com

Moving seamlessly from pop star to leading man, Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back to baseball in the upcoming flick, The Open Road. In his new role, he'll portray Carlton Garrett, a fictional player on the Corpus Christi minor league team, the Hooks. Other stars attached include Jeff Bridges (as Garrett's dad), Mary Steenbergen and Brokeback Mountain actress Kate Mara ... Sony has beat out the competition in a bidding war for 2012, an apocalyptic, Day After Tomorrow-ish script to unleash its fury summer 2009 ... Columbia Pics, meanwhile, has its sights set on a film adaptation of comic series The Boys, in which a team makes sure superheroes don't overpopulate (hardly a big concern these days - but you never know). - Anna Dimond