Sam Raimi is in talks to direct Love May Fail, a novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick that Mike White has adapted. Matt Tolmach is producing. Elizabeth Cantillon is the exec producer. The project veers from Raimi’s blockbuster path that led him to most recently direct Oz The Great And Powerful and three Spider-Man films.
Saturday Night Live paid tribute to Jan Hooks this week. The veteran performer died Oct. 9 the age of 57. Host Bill Hader and fellow SNL alum Kristen Wiig introduced a vintage clip of Hooks with Phil Hartman. The “Love is a Dream” clip was previously used to honor Hartman, who also died too young. “She was one of the best that ever was and her influence is clear in every one of us who has been here since,” Wiig said. Hooks was a castmember for five years.
Edward Snowden the famed whistleblower, who made public classified information from the National Security Agency, is getting the Oliver Stone treatment, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached to portray him. A select number of studio heads will be looking over Stone’s script this Friday, TheWrap has learned.
Leonardo DiCaprio will not be tackling the role of Steve Jobs. The actor, who had been in talks with Sony to tackle the late Apple Computer co-founder for director Danny Boyle, has bowed out to instead shoot The Revenant. But instead of making the untitled Jobs project right after, as had been hoped, DiCaprio has removed himself from the project altogether.
The new Starz series “Outlander" is set to end its half-season this Saturday night, and now we know just how long it will be until it returns. The network announced this afternoon that the Ronald D. Moore produced series—which has already been renewed for season two—is going to return on Saturday April 4th. For those not in the know, “Outlander" is based on the book series by Diana Gabaldon, which currently sports eight titles (and therefore a lot of material to be turned into a TV series).
The pic will be produced by Nunnari. Dinklage and his long-time manager David Ginsberg will also produce through their newly formed production company. Shannon Gaulding, who works with Nunnari, will also serve as producer on the project.
Jack Huston has been tapped to fill Charlton Heston's sandals. The Boardwalk Empire actor is in talks to star in Paramount and MGM’s Ben-Hur remake, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The deal has not yet been finalized and could still fall apart.