Movie File: Marlon Wayans, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nick Cannon, Bill Murray & More

'White Chicks' co-star to shoot drama with brother Damon.

Marlon Wayans, who co-stars with brother Shawn in the upcoming “White Chicks,” will next collaborate with a different brother on the drama “Behind the Smile,” which starts shooting in July with Damon Wayans in the lead. “It’s about a comedian that comes to L.A. and gets taken under a wing by an older comedian who he respects and admires,” Marlon explained. “And the older comedian kind of goes about sabotaging him and destroying him, getting him hooked on drugs and all that kind of stuff.” … Leonardo DiCaprio is eyeing the title role in “The Man Who Loved Grizzlies,” about real-life environmentalist Tim Treadwell, who despite having no training, spent months looking after bears in Alaska before he was mauled in October. DiCaprio’s Appian Way is developing the project, which is based on an article published in the May issue of Vanity Fair.

Bow Wow and Nick Cannon are teaming up for “Roll Bounce,” a comedy about a group of roller-skaters in the ’70s who are forced into an uptown rink when their neighborhood skating hangout is shut down. Chi McBride (“Boston Public”), Mike Epps (“Next Friday”), Khleo Thomas (“Holes”) and Meagan Good (“You Got Served”) are co-starring in the movie, which starts shooting later this month in Chicago with director Malcolm Lee (“Undercover Brother”) behind the camera. … Bill Murray has joined Benjamin Bratt and Dustin Hoffman in “The Lost City,” starring and directed by Andy Garcia. Set in Havana, the movie is about a cabaret owner drawn into the rise of Fidel Castro. … “Mean Girls” director Mark Waters has signed on for “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” a children’s movie based on a book series about twin boys and their teenage sister who discover a world of goblins, fairies and magical creatures. …

Andy Serkis, who provided motion-capture reference for the computer-animated Gollum in the “Lord of the Rings” movies, will do the same for the title character in Peter Jackson‘s “King Kong” remake, although don’t expect a Gollum-like monster. “While Andy will provide very valuable on-set reference, this doesn’t mean we will be softening Kong by attempting to humanize him,” Jackson said in a statement. “The power of the story lies in the fact that this is a savage beast from a hostile environment, and we don’t intend to compromise that.” Serkis has also been cast as a steamer cook in the movie, which will star Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody. … Martine McCutcheon, who played Hugh Grant‘s love interest in “Love Actually” and has released three albums in the U.K., is hoping her film exposure will help her fourth album find an audience in America. “I’m working with some producers who were working with Kylie Minogue,” McCutcheon said. “It’s across the board, from love songs to disco stuff. I just love pop music, and I love beautiful love songs and ballads as well.” …

Goran Visnjic, who is currently shooting “Elektra” with Jennifer Garner, will likely leave “E.R.” after next season to focus on his filmmaking career. “It’s gonna be season six for me next year, so I really think it’s time to start doing something else,” he said. “Every summer I was working on some other projects and stuff like that, so it’s time to stop looking for all the summer jobs because you encounter so many good things which are happening in September or October or something like that. And there’s no way you can do them. So I’m like, ‘OK, time to go out of [my] safe place.’ ” … Virginia singer/songwriter Johnathan Rice, who released his major-label debut EP earlier this year, will play Roy Orbison in “Walk the Line,” the upcoming Johnny Cash biopic starring Joaquin Phoenix as Cash and Reese Witherspoon as his wife. James Mangold (“Girl, Interrupted”) will be behind the camera when shooting starts in July in Memphis. T-Bone Burnett, who won the Album of the Year Grammy for producing the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack, is handling the “Walk the Line” music and will record Rice covering “You’re My Baby,” which Cash wrote in the early ’50s for Orbison. …

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