Movie File: Kim Basinger, John Corbett, Rachel McAdams, Heath Ledger & More

'8 Mile' mom starring alongside a bunch of dead Elvises soon.

Kim Basinger, whose “Cellular” opened at #2 at the box office last weekend, will next be seen alongside John Corbett in “Elvis Has Left the Building,” due later this fall. Joel Zwick of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” fame directed the romantic comedy. “I play [a woman] like Mary Kay of Mary Kay Cosmetics, only she’s very Southern. If you ever saw ‘Nadine,’ she’s a little bit like Nadine in that she’s very spunky,” Basinger said. “It’s about Elvis impersonators, and they’re all on their way to Vegas for this big convention, and everywhere I go there’s another dead one. So I begin to think I’m killing these people, so I’m on the run from the cops. It’s kind of a little romp through the desert.” …

Up-and-comer Rachel McAdams has joined the cast of Wes Craven‘s thriller “Red Eye.” The “Mean Girls”/”The Notebook” star will play a woman held captive on an airliner by an assassin, Cillian Murphy of “28 Days Later.” Shooting starts in November in Los Angeles. … Heath Ledger, who is currently shooting a Casanova biopic with Lasse Hallström (“The Cider House Rules”), has signed on to star in an adaptation of the best-selling Australian novel “Candy.” The love story will co-star newcomer Abbie Cornish (“Somersault”) and Geoffrey Rush. …

Alvin and the Chipmunks are coming to the big screen. Ross Bagdasarian Jr., whose father created the cartoon in 1958, will produce the movie, a live-action production with computer-animated Chipmunks. No shooting date is set, as a writer and director are still being sought. … Also in the pipeline is a movie based on the “Hawaii Five-O” television series. George Nolfi, who co-wrote the “Timeline” and “Ocean’s Twelve” scripts, is penning the screenplay. …

Bethany Hamilton, the 14-year-old surfer who survived a shark attack and is now back on her board, has sold the film rights to her biography, “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.” The book is due later this fall. … In other adaptation news, a movie is also in the works based on the comic-book character Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Archie Comics Entertainment president Allan Grafman is producing. …

Karl Urban, who played Eomer in “The Lord of the Rings” movies and an assassin in “The Bourne Supremacy,” has been tapped to star in a movie based on the popular Alien-fighting video game “Doom.” Andrzej Bartkowiak, a seasoned cinematographer who directed DMX in “Cradle 2 the Grave,” “Exit Wounds” and “Romeo Must Die,” will helm the picture when production starts in mid-October. … Jim Sheridan, whose “In America” won wide acclaim last year, has agreed to direct a remake of Akira Kurosawa‘s 1952 classic “Ikiru.” Tom Hanks is in talks to star. …

A “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” video game will hit shelves the same day Tim Burton‘s version of the classic Roald Dahl book hits the big screen next summer (tentatively July 15). Take Two Interactive, of “Grand Theft Auto” and “Max Payne” fame, is developing the game. … In a move that could change the home video business, Netflix and TiVo are in discussions about joining forces for a service that would use high-speed Internet connections to send DVD-quality movies into the homes of their mutual subscribers. The service would not be available for at least a year. …

Chris Pratt of the WB show “Everwood” spent his summer shooting “Strangers With Candy,” based on Amy Sedaris‘ canceled Comedy Central series. “I play a character named Brason who’s the high school jock guy, and who tries to trick Jerri Blank [Sedaris] into thinking that he likes her,” Pratt said. “He steals something from her and there’s a lot of really great stuff. A lot of improv on set. It was a really great experience.” … Meanwhile, Pratt’s “Everwood” co-star Gregory Smith also shot a movie over the summer, “Nearing Grace.” “It’s a coming-of-age story set in the ’70s, so I had to grow my hair out and wear the aviator shades,” Smith said. “My character’s name is Henry and he is this kid trying to find himself through relationships with these two women, Jordana Brewster ['The Fast and the Furious'] and Ashley Johnson ['What Women Want'], who were both phenomenal.” …

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