Director Catherine Hardwicke will direct Noomi Rapace’s as-yet-untitled biopic of ’60s Swedish pop culture icon Anita Lindblom. To make things even more interesting, Rapace’s real-life husband, Ola Rapace, will play boxing champion Bosse Hogberg who ends up marrying Lindblom.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Rapaces have been developing the flick for several years, and it’s slated for a Scandinavian release in 2012.
In the news after the jump, “World War Z” loses its leads, a comedian joins Ben Stiller in “Neighborhood Watch,” and Chris Rock teaches fathers “What To Expect When You’re Expecting.”
Bad News For “World War Z”
The defense against the zombie apocalypse has lost two of its leading men. Vulture has learned that neither Matthew Fox nor Ed Harris, who had previously been confirmed for the film, will NOT be in the Brad Pitt movie after all. Though their roles were relatively small, their respective names added a lot of clout to the film, and now Vulture says Paramount Pictures is scrambling to recast their parts.
Vince Vaughn Joins The “Neighborhood Watch”
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Vince Vaughn will be joining Ben Stiller in Akiva Schaffer’s sci-fi comedy “Neighborhood Watch.” The flick comes from scribes Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and tells the story of a group of dads who use the guise of a “neighborhood watch” to get some male alone time, but in the meantime discovers a plot to destroy the world. This will be the first time Stiller and Vaughn have headlined a film together since 2004’s “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.”
Chris Rock Tells “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”
Meet the first male cast member on “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”: Chris Rock. Deadline has the news that the comedian will play a man named Vic who runs a lecture for a group of expectant fathers. Also in the film are Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker and Anna Kendrick.
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