Variety reports that National Geographic Entertainment has acquired the domestic rights to Restrepo, the documentary about a platoon in Afghanistan that won the documentary grand jury prize at Sundance this year. Restrepo was produced and shot by Tim Hetherington and author Sebastian Junger. The film is set for release on July 2.
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Variety reports Vicky Cristina Barcelona‘s Rebecca Hall will co-star opposite Will Ferrell in Everything Must Go, a comedy about a man who decides to live on his front lawn and sell all of his belongings. The film is written and directed by newcomer Dan Rush — whose script was on the highly coveted Black List — and based on a short story by Raymond Carver.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini are set to star in Late Bloomers, a romantic comedy about a couple growing older. The film will shoot in the U.K. and is helmed by French director Julie Gavras.
The LA Times‘ Show Tracker is reporting that Parks and Recreation star and comedian Aziz Ansari is in final negotiations to host the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, set to air on June 6. Ansari’s reps could not be reached and MTV had no comment.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros. is working to secure the film rights to Bleach, a manga written by Tite Kubo that has been published since 2001. The story follows a 15-year old boy who can see ghosts and who learns to fight evil when he inadvertently acquires the power of a female Soul Reaper, who in turn becomes trapped in the human world. Bleach has already been an anime series in Japan and an English version airs on the Cartoon Network. Get Smart director Peter Segal is negotiating to produce the film version.
Variety reports that Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear have joined the cast of the comedy-thriller Salvation Boulevard. Marisa Tomei is also in negotiations. Pierce Brosnan, Ed Harris, and Jim Gaffigan have already been announced. The film follows “a former Deadhead turned born-again Christian who finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.” Filming is expected to begin in April.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Starz—the network behind Spartacus: Blood and Sand—has greenlit a retelling of the Camelot story and the legend of King Arthur. The 10-episode romantic-adventure series will air in the first half of 2011 and is being written by Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall. Casting is currently underway.
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