Movie File: Nelly, Mischa Barton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Renee Zellweger & More

Nelly is producing soundtrack for 'The Longest Yard.'

Along with starring in “The Longest Yard” remake with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, Nelly is executive producing the soundtrack. “We’ve been kickin’ around a few ideas and we’re tryin’ to get it together,” Nelly said. “I just really wanted to get into the feel of the whole movie first, and talk to Adam about what he would really like to see musically in the movie.” …

Mischa Barton will spend her Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks from “The O.C.” shooting the indie comedy “The OH in Ohio.” The movie is about a Cleveland woman (played by Parker Posey) who leaves her seemingly perfect husband (Paul Rudd) because she’s never had an orgasm. Danny DeVito will play the unlikely solution to the woman’s problem, while Barton will play a student Rudd’s character courts to regain his manhood. Newcomer Billy Kent, who also wrote the script, will direct when shooting starts in Cleveland and Los Angeles. …

Jake Gyllenhaal will play Anthony Swofford in an adaptation of the Marine’s memoir, “Jarhead: A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles.” Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”) will direct from William Broyles Jr.‘s (“Cast Away”) script. Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black (“Friday Night Lights”), Jacob Vargas (“Traffic”) and Evan Jones (“8 Mile”) are in negotiations to play members of Swofford’s platoon. The actors will undergo boot camp in November before shooting starts in December in Los Angeles and El Centro, California, which will double as Saudi Arabia. …

Rapper/actors LL Cool J and Queen Latifah are joining forces for a remake of the 1950 British film “Last Holiday.” In the comedy, LL will play an ex-con who has a secret crush on Latifah’s character, a shy clerk who embarks on a European vacation after learning she is terminally ill. Wayne Wang (“Maid in Manhattan”) is directing from a script by Peter S. Seaman and Jeffrey Price (“The Grinch,” “Wild Wild West”). … In other Latifah news, she recently revealed she was originally set to play Halle Berry‘s bare-all role in “Monster’s Ball.” “It would have been me, Sean Penn and Robert De Niro, but [the producers] couldn’t set it up [at a studio],” she told The Associated Press.

Renée Zellweger is still developing the Janis Joplin biopic “Piece of My Heart,” even though Pink is shooting a different one this fall. The start date is “all based on the script,” Zellweger said. “It has to be right. It has to properly tell the story of this extraordinary woman in the way she deserves [for it] to be told.” Meanwhile, after her “Bridget Jones” sequel opens November 19, the actress can next be seen opposite Russell Crowe in “The Cinderella Man,” the Ron Howard-directed bio-pic of Depression-era boxer Jim Braddock, due in theaters in June. “It’s the same era as Roxy [from 'Chicago'], but they’re very different characters,” Zellweger said. “Mae [Braddock] is far more traditional and conservative. She’s a religious woman.” …

Gael Garcia Bernal, who is earning Oscar buzz for his portrayal of a young Ernesto “Che” Guevara in “The Motorcycle Diaries,” has signed on to star in “The Science of Sleep,” written and directed by famed video director Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”). The movie, about a man battling the characters in his dreams who are trying to control him, will start shooting in December in France. … Sienna Miller, who is about to make a big-screen splash opposite real-life boyfriend Jude Law in the “Alfie” remake, is in negotiations to play ’60s icon Edie Sedgwick in the indie feature “Factory Girl.” Sedgwick starred in several of Andy Warhol’s films and was the subject of at least two Bob Dylan songs. …

Seth Green, who has been taking time off since “Without a Paddle” to develop an animated series for the Cartoon Network, will get back in the game with “The Best Man.” Green will play a porn addict who assists his best friend in trying to win over his dream girl in the indie romantic comedy. … Greg Kinnear has been added to the cast of Richard Linklater‘s remake of “The Bad News Bears.” Billy Bob Thornton is playing the coach role Walter Matthau made famous in the 1976 original. …

Director Catherine Hardwicke, who will follow-up “Thirteen” with “Lords of Dogtown” (due in June), will change gears for “Vivaldi,” a biopic about Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The Brian Grazer-produced movie will focus on the forbidden romance between Vivaldi, who was a priest, and his muse, who inspired his masterpiece “The Four Seasons.” Hardwicke has also signed on to direct Aaron Eckhart in the racial drama “Burden.” … “Sex and the City” and “Beverly Hills, 90210″ creator Darren Star will make his big-screen directing debut with “100 Weddings.” The romantic comedy, which has not yet been cast, is about a cynical war reporter who gets demoted to the wedding beat, where she has to cover 100 weddings before she can return to her old job. …

Bokeem Woodbine, “The Rock” star who portrays Fathead Newman in “Ray,” will next co-star alongside singer Deborah Cox in “Blood of a Champion,” which was executive-produced and scored by the RZA. “I’m a dude who likes to fight, just a regular guy with some basic boxing skills,” Woodbine said of the movie, due in the spring. “Money gets involved. I cross ties with the mob. I fight, like, a bunch of different systems. It’s like, how do I get out of this alive?” …

“All You Need Is Love,” a movie musical featuring more than a dozen Beatles songs, is in the works. British screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais are working on the script, about a romance between a British boy and an American girl set against the social disorder of the 1960s. … A new three-DVD set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” will hit stores November 2. The special edition contains the original two discs and a new DVD, “The Lost Disc,” featuring eight previously unreleased bonus features.

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