The Casting Couch: April 28, 2006

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This edition of THE CASTING COUCH is going to be short, sweet and to the point, basically just quotes this time. No commentary as I am really busy at the ROS labs. So for those of you that hate my commentary, you’re welcome. For those that enjoy it, I am sorry.

Nevertheless, here is the COUCH.

PARAMOUNT PICKS UP MOTLEY CRUE’S DIRT
Paramount Classics is in negotiations with helmer Larry Charles to direct The Dirt, a Motley Crue biopic based on the rockers’ 2001 book “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.”

Project has been set up at MTV Films with XXX scribe Rich Wilkes adapting the book for the screen.

The book was penned by Motley Crue themselves — bandmates Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil with writer Neil Strauss — and tells the story of the band’s rise, complete with all the ups and downs in friendships, on tour and in the studio. Sixx, Lee, Mars, Neil and Strauss will receive exec producer credits.

SOURCE: Variety

BRODY AND LOHAN ARE SPEECHLESS

Adrien Brody and Lindsay Lohan have signed on for the indie romantic comedy Speechless for Saved! director Brian Dannelly and Sobini Films.

Pic is based on a story by L. Sprague De Camp from 1952 and is described as a modern Cyrano de Bergerac story about an introverted man (Brody) who is invited to give a speech at his childhood friend’s wedding and turns to a service that allows someone — played by Lohan — to speak through him.

Shooting is expected to begin later this year.

SOURCE: Variety

DISNEY WILL HAVE TO KILL YOU
Walt Disney Pictures has hired Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard to write I’d Tell You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You, an adaptation of a young-adult novel by Ally Carter.

The book centers on a 15-year-old girl who attends an elite spy-training academy in Washington and must deal with the mystery surrounding the death of her CIA agent father, her “Alias”-style spy education and a cute, off-limits civilian boy who doesn’t know her true identity.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

EHLE HAS PRIDE AND GLORY
Jennifer Ehle has signed on to replace Samantha Morton and star opposite Edward Norton and Colin Farrell in New Line Cinema’s crime drama Pride and Glory. Ehle will play Abby Tierney in the story that revolves around a three-generation family of New York cops. The family is thrown into turmoil when one son (Norton) uncovers a police corruption scandal involving his brother.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

FOLLOW THE HEARD TO THE BEAUTIFUL ORDINARY
Amber Heard is starring in The Beautiful Ordinary, a teen comedy-drama being directed by newcomer Jessica Manafort. The story revolves around the relationship dynamics of a group of suburban teens on the last day of school in 1999. Heard will play a cool “stoner” chick who is looking for direction and meaning in her life. A shoot beginning next week in Wilmington, N.C., is being planned.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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