Movie File: Adam Brody, Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Farrell, Mena Suvari & More

"The O.C." star joins Meg Ryan for "In the Land of Women."

Adam Brody has signed on to join Meg Ryan for “In the Land of Women,” which will shoot when “The O.C.” wraps in the spring. Jonathan Kasdan, the son of director Lawrence Kasdan (“The Big Chill,” “Dreamcatcher”), is directing the movie, which follows a screenwriter who travels to take care of his ill grandmother in Michigan, and ends up getting involved with a house full of women across the street. Brody also has a small role in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” due in June. … Brody’s “O.C.” co-star, Benjamin McKenzie, meanwhile, has just finished shooting his first film, “Junebug.” Commercial director Phil Morrison helmed the indie project. … And while Mischa Barton took her summer off, she did spend some time promoting the next season of “The O.C.” “There’s a lot to expect from this season because last season was so tumultuous,” she said. “Marissa was very laid back with everything going on, and in the next season she kind of flips out and she gets really angry and explodes, becomes seriously rebellious and doesn’t know how to deal with things.” …

Erika Christensen has joined Jodie Foster and Peter Sarsgaard in “Flight Plan,” a thriller about a woman whose daughter vanishes mid-flight. The film is shooting now, and is due late next year. Meanwhile, Christensen can be seen next alongside Jonathan Jackson and David Arquette in the hitchhiking thriller “Riding the Bullet,” which opens October 8. Christensen also has two other movies in the can, “The Upside of Anger” with Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood and Kevin Costner, and “The Sisters” with Maria Bello and Chris O’Donnell. Both are due in the spring. … Mena Suvari will join Keira Knightley in “Domino,” the story of Domino Harvey, daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, who left a career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. Tony Scott (“Man on Fire,” “Top Gun”) is directing the movie, which starts shooting next week in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Suvari, who was also recently cast as the sister to Jennifer Aniston‘s character in “Otherwise Engaged,” will play a producer’s assistant. …

Asia Argento, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper are on board for “The Land of the Dead,” George A. Romero‘s return to the zombie genre that he made famous with “Night of the Living Dead,” “Dawn of the Dead” and “Day of the Dead.” Romero also wrote the script, about a world overrun by zombies where the human survivors live in a walled subsection. … “Nip/Tuck” star Julian McMahon will face off against Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alba and their partners as Dr. Doom in “Fantastic Four.” Shooting is underway with “Barbershop” director Tim Story. …

Alexa Vega did some singing and dancing in the “Spy Kids” movies, but the actress says a crossover career is not her future. “Performing on stage is one of the greatest things, ’cause the crowd just gives you so much energy,” she said. “But you see every actor doing it now, so it’s like, ‘Oh, here comes another one.’ And I don’t want to be that.” … Gwyneth Paltrow has signed on to play Peggy Lee in “Every Word Is True,” about writer Truman Capote, who developed a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith while writing “In Cold Blood.” Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock and Sigourney Weaver are co-starring. …

Steve Zahn has landed the role of a New York investigator kidnapped in Mexico by bank robbers Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz in “Bandidas.” Shooting in Mexico starts next month on the comic western. … Mark Ruffalo, Kate Winslet and Meryl Streep are in negotiations to join Sean Penn and Jude Law in a remake of the social drama “All the King’s Men.” Steven Zaillian, who wrote “Gangs of New York” and “Hannibal,” is directing the remake of the 1949 classic, which won the Oscar for Best Picture. …

The writers behind “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” have finished a script for “Terminator 4,” and producers of the movie are talking to Arnold Schwarzenegger about appearing, but only in a small role. “Terminator 3″ director Jonathan Mostow will return behind the camera. … Japanese author Koji Suzuki, best known for his novel “Ring,” which spawned “The Ring” and several Japanese and Korean movies, has optioned film rights for his short story “Adrift” to Dimension Films. The story follows a fishing crew who come across a haunted abandoned yacht. …

Oliver Stone‘s “Alexander” has been delayed about three weeks to November 24 to move the film more into Oscar-movie territory. The epic, starring Colin Farrell, will now face off against the animated “The Incredibles.” … David O. Russell‘s documentary “Soldiers Pay,” which was to be included on a new edition DVD of “Three Kings” until Warner Bros. rejected it, will now be released along with a similar documentary, “Uncovered: The War in Iraq.” The movies will hit some theaters before being released October 19 on DVD.

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