-- Three pictures from Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' have appeared online. Above you can see Kristen Stewart as Marylou, Sam Riley as Sal Paradise and Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty [via ComingSoon].
-- Morena Baccarin, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jessica Lucas and Colbie Smulders are all reported to be on Joss Whedon's shortlist for a prime role in 'The Avengers.'
-- ABC has picked up for pilot 'The River,' a horror drama produced by Oren Peli and Steven Spielberg that Deadline describes as, "in the mold of 'Paranormal Activity' about a family who travels to the deep Amazon to locate and rescue their missing father." Assuming the 'PA' reference just means found footage, wouldn't that make it in the exact mold of 'Cannibal Holocaust'?
-- Hero Complex are reporting that Joe Johnston's 'Captain America' film won't find "Bucky" Barnes in the traditional role of sidekick and that actor Sebastian Stan has given the character a darker side than expected.
- Werner Herzog would like Naomi Watts to star in his next film, 'Queen of the Desert.' The film is a biopic about Gertrude Bell, a British explorer in the early 19th Century who was instrumental in installing the first modern rulers of Iraq and Jordan.
-- B-D has gotten word that Relativity Media is looking to film 'The Strangers: Part 2' this April despite the current lack of a cast. Laurent Briet will be replacing the original's Bryan Bertino as director.
-- Here is a teaser trailer for Robert Rodriguez's 'The Black Mamba' starring Kobe Bryant:
Miguel Angel Vivas, the Spanish director behind last year's 'Kidnapped,' a mean gutpunch of a movie, will next direct 'Welcome to Harmony,' a film that takes place after a chemweapon-heavy World War III has made mankind an endangered species.
Just a happy note that Peter Jackson has been released from the hospital following surgery for a perforated ulcer
Presenting 'Everything is a Remix Part 2,' a look at the booming remake craze in Hollywood [via Neatorama]:
IMDB is hosting an impressive behind-the-scenes 'Social Network' documentary.