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Ryan GoslingOscar nominee Ryan Gosling ('Half Nelson'; 'Lars and the Real Girl') will join Steve Carell in a new untitled comedy for Warner Bros. Gosling will play Carell's best friend in the movie, about a father (Carell) in the midst of a family crisis. Next up for Gosling is the Sundance hit 'Blue Valentine,' out later this year. [Variety]

More casting news after the jump. Ryan GoslingOscar nominee Ryan Gosling ('Half Nelson'; 'Lars and the Real Girl') will join Steve Carell in a new untitled comedy for Warner Bros. Gosling will play Carell's best friend in the movie, about a father (Carell) in the midst of a family crisis. Next up for Gosling is the Sundance hit 'Blue Valentine,' out later this year. [Variety]

Jessica LucasJessica Lucas is in the house -- 'Big Momma's House,' that is. The 'Cloverfield' star will play the lead in the franchise's upcoming third movie, which stars Martin Lawrence as the funnyman, er, woman, er ... No word yet on Lucas' role, although we do know that the film will begin shooting in April. [Variety]

Katy PerryA number of actors will lend their voices to the upcoming 'Smurfs' movie opposite Neil Patrick Harris. George Lopez, Katy Perry and Alan Cumming will play Grouchy Smurf, Smurfette and Gutsy Smurf, respectively, with original Smurf Jonathan Winters, now 84, on board to play Papa Smurf. Raja Gosnell of 'Big Momma's House' fame will direct. [Variety]