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Odds and ends from Thursday:
- Apparently, David Hasselhoff is looking to bring on an A-list star to play his son in a planned Knight Rider film. After crossing paths with Orlando Bloom in Hollywood recently, Hasselhoff extended an offer to the actor for him to appear in the flick as Knight Rider, Jr. Bloom gave him the old, "You'd need to speak to my manager about it" routine, which, in actor-speak, means "Um, no."
- For those of you interested in exploring the life of Rembrandt, you'll be happy to know a biopic is currently in the works. In fact, four more actors have just signed on to the project, which already has Martin Freeman (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) starring as Rembrandt himself. Hopping onboard the flick are Eva Birthistle, Nathalie Press, Emily Holmes and Jodhi May. Birthistle will play Rembrandt's wife May, while Holmes and May will play his mistresses. Pic, entitled Nightwatching, is said to "shed new light on the painter's life through a fresh reading of his 1642 painting Night Watch."
- Screenwriter Terry Rossio stopped by the Word Player forums to officially confirm to fans that the title of the third and (final?) Pirates flick will be Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End. Supposedly, the studio had been tossing around At Worlds End and Worlds End, finally deciding to go with the former. Pic is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2007.