None of it has been earth shattering, but there’s been a lot of news in the last couple of days and I quickly fell behind. Here’s a survey of the most interesting of it with links to the full story.

Naomi Watts to play Princess Di in Caught in Flight
I guess that’s better than Princess Di playing Naomi Watts. Deadline

Robert Redford confirmed for Margin Call director’s All is Lost
I can’t remember now when this first became unofficial, but there you go. Deadline

Emma Thompson in “final negotiations for LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures
It’s a supernatural love story. Deadline

Ridley Scott officially tackling Cormac McCarth script The Counselor, Fassbender rumored to star
Deadline

Patton Oswalt joins Wiig and Stiller in Walter Mitty
Variety

Dreamworks is remaking Hitchcock’s Rebecca
And naturally the part line is that it’s not really a remake, rather they’re going back to Daphne DuMaurier’s original source novel… Variety

John Cusack joins Emma Roberts in Adult World
Roberts seems like a capable, attractive, winning actress but she has yet to show up in anything that’s very good. She showed some promise in Scream 4, but that’s about it Deadline

Giamatti, Rudd, Hawkins star in Junebug director’s next film
It’s called Lucky Dog and it tells the story of a couple of French-Canadian con men who settle their differences to team up on a profitable Christmas tree scheme. Deadline

Legendary officially pulls the plug on Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost
Production had already been delayed from January to this summer as the studio tried to get the budget down to $120 million. Either they couldn’t do it or they realized they would have to be high to adapt Milton for $120 mil. Deadline

Henry Cavill in talks for Ed Zwick’s The Great Wall
You probably don’t know who the hell Henry Cavill is, but he’s the new Superman so get ready to remember his name… unless of course Man of Steel turns out like Superman Returns in which case you can go ahead and forget about him right now just like you did with Brandon Routh. Variety – firewall

Morgan Freeman joins Tom Cruise in Oblivion
I predict big things for that Morgan Freeman fella. Dude can act. Deadline

Haley Joel Osment to star in sci-fi flick I’ll Follow You Down
Can you believe the little punk from A.I. is almost 24? Deadline

Annette Benning to play Catherine the Great in “irreverent comedy” from Gillian Armstrong
This is where I’d normally write a blurb filling out the details, but everything you need to know is in the headline. If you don’t believe me, hit the source Screen Daily.

iDouche is writing a movie to star Evan Rachel Wood and Peter Dinklage
Justin Long, sadly best known for those supremely smug and irritating Apple commercials, is writing and producing a film called A Case of You. Kat Coiro (L!fe Happens) will direct while Evan Rachel Wood and Peter Dinklage are attached to star. The story follows a writer who creates a phony online profile to impress a girl only to have her fall for it. How droll. Variety

Gleeson reteams with John Michael McDonagh
LiC favorite Brendan Gleeson , the star of John Michael McDonagh’s directorial debut The Guard, is embarking on another project with the writer/director and he’ll be joined by Isaach de Bankole (Ghost Dog), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and others. From McDonagh’s own script, the film is called Calvary and it’s a black comedy/drama about a priest (presumably Gleeson) “tormented by his community.” THR

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