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Hanks and Roberts Team for 'Larry Crowne'Looks like somebody got chummy while filming 'Charlie Wilson's War.' Heavyweights Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, who co-starred in that 2007 film, are teaming up to star in 'Larry Crowne,' a comedy that Hanks wrote and will also direct. The film marks Hanks' first directing gig since his 1996 helming debut 'That Thing You Do!' and follows a middle-aged man (Hanks) forced to carve out a new career. [Deadline Hollywood]

Get more casting scoop after the jump. Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts Team for 'Larry Crowne'Looks like somebody got chummy while filming 'Charlie Wilson's War.' Heavyweights Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, who co-starred in that 2007 film, are teaming up to star in 'Larry Crowne,' a comedy that Hanks wrote and will also direct. The film marks Hanks' first directing gig since his 1996 helming debut 'That Thing You Do!' and follows a middle-aged man (Hanks) forced to carve out a new career. [Deadline Hollywood]

Robert Zemeckis Casts the Beatles in 'Yellow Submarine'Wesley from 'The Princess Bride' as George Harrison? You better believe it. Robert Zemeckis has lined up four stars to play the Beatles in his 3-D performance-capture remake of the Fab Four's 1968 animated musical 'Yellow Submarine.' As he wished, Carey Elwes will portray Harrison, while three relative unknowns, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell, will play John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, respectively. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Robert Downey Jr. Leaves 'Cowboys and Aliens' for 'Sherlock Holmes 2'Robert Downey Jr. won't be saddling up for director Jon Favreau's 'Cowboys and Aliens,' a sci-fi Western that was supposed to see RDJ play a 19th-century gunslinger who teams with Indians to fend off an E.T. invasion. Instead, Downey has cleared his schedule to film the no-brainer sequel to his latest hit, 'Sherlock Holmes.' And yes, Watson, his decision was rather elementary. [Get the full scoop on Downey's casting move on Moviefone]

Nathan Fillion Joins 'Super'Nathan Fillion and Linda Cardellini have given the already super cast of 'Super' a boost. The duo joins Ellen Page, Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon in filmmaker James Gunn's superhero spoof, about a man named Frank (Wilson) who becomes the wrench-wielding vigilante the Crimson Bolt when his wife (Tyler) leaves him for a suave drug dealer (Bacon). Page plays Wilson's petite sidekick "Boltie," Fillion a pop icon who inspires Frank to don his superheroic tights, and Cardellini the woman of Frank's dreams. [Entertainment Weekly]

Antoine Fuqua to Direct 'Consent to Kill'Antoine Fuqua has recieved 'Consent to Kill.' CBS Films has tapped the 'Training Day' helmer to direct the aforementioned spy thriller, which is based on a 2005 novel about counter-terrorism agent Mitch Rapp, who battles a Saudi billionaire on a quest for vengeance, an ex-German spy AND a husband-and-wife assassin team ... all while nursing a bum knee. We were unimpressed until we read the bum-knee bit. [Variety]