Odds and ends from a fairly slow Monday:

  • What's better than a film inspired by the true events in the life of Elisabeth and Andrew Shue? How about hearing that Dermot Mulroney has just signed on to play a part? Is that not a fantastic way to start the day? Directed by Elisabeth's husband Davis Guggenheim, Gracie revolves around a young girl who fights to play on an all-male soccer team after her brother dies. Mulroney will play the girl's father.
  • I'll admit I haven't been too up on Jim Carrey's upcoming psychological thriller, The Number 23. Taking charge behind the camera will be Joel Schumacher (who I like to classify as a "hit and miss" type of guy) with a story that centers on a dude who becomes obsessed with a book he feels is based on his life. While there's no trailer yet, New Line has released a pretty interesting teaser site that includes a ton of random links to websites based on the number 23. It's odd, but I'm sure there's a pattern there -- I just don't feel like spending all day trying to uncover one. Feel free to tell us what you find. [via JoBlo]
  • With submissions up 30% this year and 18 features in competition, the 14th annual Hamptons International Film Festival announced it will kick things off with the world premiere of The Situation, Philip Haas' Iraq war drama. Fest is divided into two categories with six narratives and six documentaries competing for Golden Starfish Awards and another six taking part in the Films of Conflict and Resolution competition. The Hamptons International Film Festival runs from October 18-22.