Odds and ends from Thursday:
- Man, Josh Brolin is keeping himself busy lately. Hot off films like No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers) and Grind House (Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino), the young actor has just been cast in Ridley Scott's American Gangster, now filming in New York. Damn, talk about a trio of directors to work with back-to-back-to-back -- someone made a birthday wish that came true. Brolin will take on the role of corrupt narcotics investigator, Detective Trupo. Also starring in the film are Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington.
- Night club owner, real estate entrepreneur and movie producer -- it's all in a day's work for Sam Nazarian. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nazarian has purchased the spec script, College, penned by first time scribes Dan Callahan and Adam Ellison. Pic (which boasts the most original title, like, ever), is apparently about three high school seniors who enjoy one wild and crazy weekend while visiting a nearby college. So, basically, it's PCU with two additional main characters.
- Fox Searchlight has decided to push back the release date of Fast Food Nation, one of this fall's more controversial films. Instead of opening on October 20, the Richard Linklater flick (which James kind of liked when he reviewed it at Cannes) will now open on November 17. At this time, there doesn't appear to be a reason behind the move.