César Chávez -- the Movie! 

Renowned civil rights activist and labor organizer, César Chávez, is soon getting the Hollywood treatment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Keir Pearson and Larry Meli have optioned the life rights of Chávez.

Pearson (Oscar-nominated for "Hotel Rwanda") will be writing the feature screenplay, and will be producing with Meli for Canana Films -- the shingle from Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna.

No word yet on the cast, but who should play César Chávez?

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"A Wrinkle in Time" to Travel to the Big Screen! 

Screenwriter Jeff Stockwell has been hired by Cary Granat and his Bedrock Studios to adapt "A Wrinkle in Time," the time-travel extravaganza from author Madeleine L'Engle.

Granat, who previously worked with Disney in the "Chronicles of Narnia" movies and "Bridge to Terabithia," is developing "Wrinkle in Time" for the studio, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

L’Engle’s 1962 Newbery Medal-winning science fiction novel features teenage protagonist Meg Murry, her whiz brother Charles Wallace, and classmate Calvin O'Keefe and their intergalactic mission to rescue Meg's missing scientist father. They are helped along the way by Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which -- I bet you, these characters will be memorable in the film version.

Stockwell previously co-wrote the adaptation of "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," and "Bridge to Terabithia" for Disney.

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"Repo Men" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Do Jude Law and Forest Whitaker Get? 

My movie review of "Repo Men," the new sci-fi dystopian thriller from Universal Pictures starring Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, and Liev Schreiber from first-time feature film director Miguel Sapochnik. Is the film worth your $10? Check out what I think of "Repo Men" below. Oh, and contrary to popular belief, this is not an update of the 1984 Emilio Estevez starrer "Repo Man," this one's based on Emilio Garcia's novel The Repossession Mambo.

Here's more info on "Repo Men" from Yahoo:

Humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business.

Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller and Adaptation
Release Date: March 19th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality/nudity.
Distributors: Universal Pictures

Cast and Credits

Starring: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber, Carice van Houten
Directed by: Miguel Sapochnik
Produced by: Miguel Sapochnik, Jon Mone, Mike Drake

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Who Are the Director Contenders for "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn?" 

Wow, Summit Entertainment is upping the ante in the director department for the fourth installment of the super-popular "Twilight" franchise! According to EW.com, the studio is looking at Academy Award nominated directors to helm Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner for the fourth and final chapter.

The names Gus Van Sant ("Milk"), Sofia Coppola ("Lost in Translation"), and Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls") have been mentioned (pictured left to right).

Van Sant's reps confirmed to EW.com that he's been approached. But I think the biggest problem of the whole franchise is not the directors, but the scripts by Melissa Rosenberg. I would love to see a different scriptwriter tackle the project, and then maybe, an Oscar nominated director. Wait, how about an Oscar nominated writer? Because after all, a great film starts with a great script!

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Rose McGowan Joins "Conan" 

Rose McGowan is set to star as an evil half-human/half-witch in director Marcus Nispel's "Conan." The actress is joining Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Bob Sapp, Leo Howard, Ron Perlman and Said Taghmaoui in this remake based on the Robert E. HOward books.

Filming began on Monday at Nu Boyana Studios in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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