Per the Hollywood Reporter, George Clooney will play a killer in Burn After Reading, a spy caper being helmed by Joel and Ethan Coen, with whom Clooney did O Brother, Where Are Thou? and Intolerable Cruelty.... Universal has grabbed the rights to Cobalt 60, a cult comic book set in a postapocalytpic world inhabited by mutants. Zack Snyder ( Dawn of the Dead) will direct.... Robert Zemeckis will release the Polar Express-like, digitally enhanced Beowulf, starring Angelina Jolie, in large-format 3-D on Nov. 16.... Per Variety, Sarah Jessica Parker has replaced Rachel Weisz opposite Dennis Quaid in Smart People.... Peter Sarsgaard will join future bro-in-law Jake Gyllenhaal in Rendition, director Gavin Hood's Tsotsi follow-up.... Anthony Mackie ( Half Nelson) will play Olympic track-and-field legend Jesse Owens in a biopic shooting next summer.
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