Well, we all know how well Code Name: The Cleaner performed at the box office, but did you know there's another Cleaner heading our way? No, it thankfully will not be a sequel to the Cedric the Entertainer flop. (Question: Are you allowed to call yourself "the entertainer" when people aren't very entertained by your work?) The other film, simply titled Cleaner, is a thriller that stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Christa Campbell, Keke Palmer and, now, Eva Mendes -- who, as you all know, is my imaginary wife from a parallel universe. But, anyway ...

We've been covering this film for awhile now, ever since Sammy Jackson first signed on to star. Basically, Jackson plays one of those guys who cleans crime scenes for a living, and when he winds up covering up a homicide that hasn't been reported yet, guess who gets blamed for murder? Mendes will play widow to the murder victim, who turns to Jackson for some help (cleaning her apartment, we wonder?). Of course, pic is being directed by Renny Harlin, known for such gems as Deep Blue Sea, Exorcist: The Beginning, Mindhunters and The Covenant. Will Cleaner, um, clean up at the box office? I guess we'll soon find out; shooting began yesterday in Louisiana.