Sly and Arnie Go Bollywood, Duff Stays ‘Cool’ and Kruger Goes Rogue


Stallone and Arnie Go Bollywood: I can’t tell if this is just a rumor or what, but I think most imagined a Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team-up would be something a little more… action packed? Word is that Sly and Arnie are set to become the first well-known Hollywood actors to star in a Bollywood movie. The two will appear alongside the Bollywood stars Ashkay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in Incredible Love, the story of an Indian stuntman who takes Hollywood by storm but cannot find true love there. [Times Online]

Hilary Duff Stays Cool: Hilary Duff is joining Winona Ryder, Mark Polish, Sean Astin, Chevy Chase and Jon Cryer in Stay Cool, the new Polish brothers comedy. The project, which shoots in July in Santa Clarita, Calif., is described as a “knowing-your-age comedy,” centering on a successful author (Polish) who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush (Ryder) when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors. Duff will portray Shasta O’Neil, a sexy high school senior who flirts with the visiting author and invites him to the prom. [THR]

Kruger’s Keep Goes to Rogue: Rogue Pictures has picked up Ehren Kruger‘s script The Keep, an adaptation of the Jennifer Egan novel that the scribe will also produce. Story revolves around a mysterious prisoner who seduces a local woman with his tale of a supernatural secret that can transform her life. [Variety]

Ricci Voicing Hero: Christina Ricci will voice the lead role of the timid crayon Yellow in Exodus Film Group’s animated CG feature The Hero of Color City. Ricci plays one of several crayons whose colorful world is threatened by an evil tyrant. She is the first member of the cast to be announced for the film, which is now in preproduction. [THR]

Russell’s Nailed Shuts Down Again: Production of director David O. Russell’s troubled indie comedy Nailed, starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal, has been shut down for a fourth time due to financial problems. A person familiar with the situation said the production’s expected to resume Monday for the final two days of principal photography, including a key restaurant scene. [Variety]

Clooney Suicidal Pilot Goes Green: George Clooney‘s Smoke House has set up half-hour comedy script “The Fall of Bob” at Showtime. Project, penned by Danny Zuker (“Stacked”), is a dark single-camera laffer that revolves around a man whose life flashes before his eyes as he jumps off a building. Project, penned by Danny Zuker (“Stacked”), is a dark single-camera laffer that revolves around a man whose life flashes before his eyes as he jumps off a building. [Variety]

Fox Grabs Rip X: 20th Century Fox has acquired action pitch Rip X, with Matt O’Neil to pen the script. Pitch is in the vein of The Fast and the Furious. [Variety]

Gallo Goes Middle: Writer-director George Gallo will direct Middle Men, a comedy chronicling the start of the Internet porn biz. Script by Gallo and Andy Weiss centers on a straight-and-narrow businessman brought into a world that would eventually turn into a multibillion-dollar industry. [Variety]

Patagonia, Here Comes Rhys: Matthew Rhys (The Edge of Love) is set to star in Patagonia for Brit helmer Marc Evans. Pic is about a thirty-something Welsh couple who travel to Argentina to reassess their relationship amid the Welsh settlements of Patagonia. Meanwhile, an elderly woman travels in the opposite direction, accompanied by a young, reluctant companion. [Variety]

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