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So you're telling me there's a chance. Again. Deadline reports that Peter and Bobby Farrelly have hired Sean Anders and John Morris (co-directors of the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy 'I Hate You Dad') to write the script for the long-rumored 'Dumb & Dumber' sequel that would reunite Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Not that this is actually news: Carrey was talking about a sequel this summer during the press rounds for 'Mr. Popper's Penguins,' while the Farrelly mentioned plans back in February. When this will happen is still up in the air, as is whether audiences will still care. The first film came out back in 1994, helped Carrey become a comedy megastar and earned almost $250 million worldwide. That's great, but it was also 17 years ago. [Deadline]

Hayley Atwell fans, unite! The scene-stealing breakout star of 'Captain America: First Avenger' is on the short list of actresses vying for a role opposite Tom Cruise and Jessica Chastain in 'Oblivion.' Atwell, Diane Kruger and Kate Beckinsale will reportedly meet with Cruise in Pittsburgh this weekend (where he's shooting 'One Shot') for the chance to play a mysterious young woman who crash lands near Cruise's soldier on an uninhabited and post-apocalyptic Earth. 'Oblivion' -- which is like 'WALL*E' for adults -- comes from the mind of 'Tron Legacy' director Joseph Kosinski and will start shooting soon. [Deadline]

Anne Hathaway will produce and possibly star in 'Puzzle,' a "female-driven thriller in the vein of 'Three Days of the Condor.'" That sounds fine enough, but what makes this special is that 'Puzzle' would be Hathaway's first venture into producing. Congrats, Anne! Too bad you picked a project written by the guy who did 'Trespass.' [THR]

Say hello to the craziest cast of 2011: Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck and Chris Brown (!) will star in 'Planet B-Boy' for director Benson Lee. 'B-Boy' is based on the 2007 documentary Lee made about breakdancing. Of course. [Deadline]

Lionsgate has acquired the thriller 'XOXO,' a spec script by Mark Heyman about Facebook. Darren Aronofsky will produce. [Variety]

A very candid Eddie Murphy on why he left the Academy Awards after losing Best Supporting Actor to Alan Arkin at the 2007 ceremonies: "I totally understood and was totally cool. I wasn't like, 'What the fuck?' Afterward, people were like, 'He's upset,' and I'm like, 'I wasn't upset!' What happened was after I lost, I'm just chilling, and I was sitting next to Beyoncé's pops, and he leans over and grabs me and is like, [solemn voice] 'There will be other times.' And then you feel Spielberg on your shoulder going, 'It's all right, man.' Then Clint Eastwood walks by: 'Hey, guy... ' So I was like, 'It's not going to be this night!' [Mimes getting up] I didn't have sour grapes at all. That's another reason I wanted to host the show – to show them that I'm down with it." [Rolling Stone]



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