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Robin Williams books a new romantic comedy, Daniel Craig finds his 'Dream House,' Rob Zombie remakes another classic horror movie and more of today's top movie headlines.
Save the date: Robin Williams will reportedly star in the new romantic comedy 'Wedding Banned,' co-written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. Williams will play one half of a divorced couple who kidnap their daughter on her wedding day to prevent her from repeating their own mistakes. Along the way, the parents realize that they -- gasp! -- still have feelings for each other. [Hollywood Reporter]
Daniel Craig has booked a starring role in 'Dream House,' a new psychological thriller from Morgan Creek films. 'In America''s Jim Sheridan will direct the project, about a New York publishing exec (Craig) who unknowingly moves his family to a New England home that was once the scene of a nasty murder. As if the real estate market needed another setback. [Variety]
Rob Zombie ('Halloween II') is on board for yet another horror remake. This time, he'll tackle a reinvention of 'The Blob,' based on the 1958 film starring Steve McQueen. Zombie is reportedly planning a different take on the remake, stating "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change." Well, there goes his movie. [Variety]
Maggie Grace ('Lost'; 'Taken') is in talks to play Cameron Diaz's sister in the new untitled spy thriller from James Mangold ('Walk the Line'). Grace would also join Tom Cruise in the movie, about a woman (Diaz) whose blind date with a super spy (Cruise) leads to a worldwide chase to protect a battery "that holds the key to an infinite power source." Sounds like a typical blind date to us. [Hollywood Reporter]
Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo ('House of Sand and Fog') is in negotiations to co-star in 'The Adjustment Bureau,' about a congressman whose political future is jeopardized when a mysterious ballerina pays him a visit. Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Anthony Mackie are on board for the project, directed by George Nolfi. [Variety]
Helen Mirren and Pete Postlethwaite have landed co-starring roles in the big screen adaptation of 'Brighton Rock,' based on the Graham Greene novel. They'll join the previously cast Sam Riley and Andrea Riseborough in the movie, about a gangster who marries a waitress to "keep her quiet after she sees him commit murder." Rowan Joffe of '28 Weeks Later' fame will direct. [Variety]