Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake are the three finalists to play 'The Green Lantern,' Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster team up for 'The Beaver,' Brad Pitt is still playing 'Moneyball' without Steven Soderbergh, and more of today top movie headlines. Warner Bros. has narrowed the field down to three actors to potentially slip into the lime-green tights and wear the superpowered ring in 'Green Lantern': Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake. The studio is expected to pick its star this week, with Martin Campbell ('Casino Royale') already on tap to direct and the film slated to hit theaters in December 2010. [The Hollywood Reporter]


'Maverick' co-stars Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster are set to reunite on-screen in 'The Beaver,' a black comedy about a depressed man (Gibson) who finds solace in wearing a beaver puppet on his hand (hey, whatever works). In addition to play Gibson's wife, Foster will also direct. [Variety]


Though Sony balked at beginning production on Brad Pitt and Steven Soderbergh's 'Moneyball' in June, the baseball flick in now back in the game with a slightly different lineup: Pitt is still starring, and Aaron Sorkin is polishing the script, but Soderbergh, who had been lined up to direct, is no longer aboard the project. [Variety] | [The Hollywood Reporter]




Nicole Kidman will produce and star in the big-screen adaptation of 'Little Bee,' Chris Cleave's best-selling novel about the fateful meeting between a 16-year-old Nigerian girl and an upper-middle-class British couple on vacation. [Variety]


Following the runaway success of 'The Hangover,' director Todd Phillips has lined up his next two helming gigs: the road-trip comedy 'Due Date' followed one year later by the no-brainer sequel 'The Hangover 2.' Start hydrating now. [Variety]


Zooey Deschanel is joining James Franco, Danny McBride and Natalie Portman in the medieval comedy 'Your Highness,' about a lazy prince (McBride) and his heroic brother (Franco) who set out to save their father's kingdom. Portman will play McBride's warrior princess love interest, with Deschanel cast as Franco's virginal bride. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Paul Giamatti has locked down Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike and Rachelle Lefevre to play his three wives (whom he weds one at a time, just to be clear) in 'Barney's Version,' a comedy based on Mordecai Richler's novel about one man's unapologetic and fully-lived life. [The Hollywood Reporter]


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