Adrien Brody will help announce the nominations for the 77th Academy Awards on Tuesday. The Oscar-winning actor, who became the youngest male performer to win a leading actor Oscar in 2003 for his role in "The Pianist," will join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Frank Pierson to unveil this year's contenders for the most coveted award in the acting business. The duo will reveal the nominees in 10 of the 24 categories at a 5:30 a.m. PT news conference. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on February 27. ... Meanwhile, Charlize Theron is the first star announced as a presenter at the Oscars. Theron, who just finished "Aeon Flux," won an Academy Award for "Monster" a year ago. ...

"Speed" co-stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock are reuniting for "Il Mare," a remake of the Korean romantic drama "Siworae." While exchanging love letters in the movie, Reeves and Bullock's characters discover they are separated in time by two years. David Auburn ("Proof") adapted the screenplay, and shooting will begin in March in Chicago. ... Kim Basinger and Kiefer Sutherland are in negotiations to join Michael Douglas in the political thriller "The Sentinel." Basinger will play a first lady who is having an affair with a Secret Service agent (Douglas). When another agent is murdered, Douglas' character becomes a suspect in a plot to assassinate the president. ...

John Leguizamo, who hit theaters this week in "Assault on Precinct 13," is currently shooting another remake, this one of the classic TV show "The Honeymooners." "The only way you could do it is black," Leguizamo said of the comedy, which stars Cedric the Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, Mike Epps and Regina Hall. "You couldn't do a white remake of 'The Honeymooners.' You're not gonna be better than Jackie Gleason and Art Carney, you're not. The perfect metaphor was doing it black. And Cedric is Jackie Gleason, that kind of classy, smart, warm, caring individual. He's the perfect person." ...

Having spent years getting his face rearranged by young children, Mr. Potato Head has turned over to the dark side. The popular children's toy has adopted the evil persona Darth Tater in time for the May release of "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." Darth Tater, dressed as the Star Wars villain Darth Vader, comes with a lightsaber, cape, helmet and shoes, as well as standard Mr. Potato Head accessories including eyes, nose, teeth and more. Darth Tater will hit toy stores in February for around $8. ...

Michael Clarke Duncan, currently in theaters as a voice in "Racing Stripes," is due next in "Sin City," opening April 1. "I play Manute, the bodyguard to this big gigantic kingpin, and I take care of all his dirty work," the actor said. "But what was fun was it was done all on green screen, which I'd never done a whole movie on green screen. We didn't go anywhere. One place every day." Duncan's co-stars include Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Benicio del Toro, Rosario Dawson, Clive Owen, Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood and Josh Hartnett. "We have so many good actors and actresses in it, I was just happy to be a part of that ensemble," Duncan said. ...

French film star Jean Reno ("Hotel Rwanda") has been cast as detective Bezu Fache in Ron Howard's "The Da Vinci Code" movie. Tom Hanks is playing famed symbologist Robert Langdon in the film, scheduled to shoot later this year for a May 2006 release. ... Will Yun Lee, who plays Kirigi in "Elektra," just shot a pilot with Andre Braugher ("Gideon's Crossing") for FX called "Thief." "It's about the lives of thieves and it's a very gritty, urban drama, with a shade of 'The Shield.' " ...

Marvel Enterprises Inc. was ordered by a federal judge Wednesday to pay 10 percent of its profits from the "Spider-Man" movies to the creator of the comic book character, Stan Lee. Marvel said it would appeal the ruling. ... Martin Scorsese, who directed the Band's concert film "The Last Waltz," is making a documentary on Bob Dylan that focuses on the singer's early years. The film will air this summer as part of the PBS "American Masters" series. ...

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