Monday's bits and pieces:
- Ed Harris has been brought in to add some non-family power to Ben Affleck's directorial debut, an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's Gone, Baby, Gone. It's also rumored that Morgan Freeman, of all people, might be in talks to join the cast. Have these people not heard who's directing, or something?
- Hooray, Ocean's
Thirteen has a start date!
It's official: more pretty people will soon be running around in pretty
locationssoundstages, doing pretty things of absolutely no consequence. (In case there's any doubt, by the way, I'm totally serious here. Ocean's Twelve was the most wonderful pile of fluff I've seen in ages.) Happily, all the usual suspects will be back, including director Steven Soderbergh and the kings of pretty, Brad Pitt and George Clooney. The female of the moment will be Ellen Barkin - anyone care to guess to which man she'll be attached in what passes for the plot?
- Word on the street is that
LaBeouf (apparently new go-to actor for vaguely nerdy teen roles) has been cast as the "ultimately heroic"
kid in Transformers.
There's also a casting call out for a few others actors not made of metal or pixels on a screen, including a girl to
save Shia from his dorkiness, and a couple of military types. You know, just in case you happen to fit the part, or
know someone who does.