Tennessee Williams, the Movie 


Taylor Hackford ("Ray") is planning to direct "Tenn," a drama about the life and times of playwright Tennessee Williams. Robin Shushan has written the screenplay.

According to Variety:


Pic focuses on how Williams' tumultuous upbringing -- complete with a scornful father, depression, conflicts about sexuality and watching his beloved sister institutionalized and lobotomized -- fueled the conflict in such plays as "The Glass Menagerie" and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Streetcar Named Desire."


Drama!

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Hillary Swank to Adapt "French Women Don't Get Fat" 


Hilary Swank and her producing partner Molly Smith have acquired the rights to adapt the bestselling book "French Women Don’t Get Fat."

For now, Swank is just producing but she may star in the film being envisioned as a romantic comedy.

Written by Mireille Guiliano, it may be hard to rework a book which is really about eating, drinking, and moving like a French woman.

But Heather Hack, who wrote the remake of "Freaky Friday" and the "Legally Blonde" musical, may do wonders with the screenplay.


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New "Star Trek" Posters 


Take a look at the new posters from our friends at TrekMovie.

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Oscar-winning Isaac Hayes Dies at 65 


Like his Chef character in "South Park," Isaac Hayes has passed away. Hayes, who won Grammy and Academy awards for the the theme to the 1971 film "Shaft" is a true soul legend.

Read the full report here.

And what's up with all these deaths lately? Bernie Brillstein, Bernie Mac, and now, Isaac Hayes. All I can say is, may they all rest in peace :sad

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"The Dark Knight" Stays on Top for 4th Week 


Holy smoke Batman! "The Dark Knight" beat "Pineapple Express" to remain as the the No. 1 film this past weekend!

Batman grossed $26 million putting the stoner-comedy, "Pineapple Express" behind with $22.4 million.

"The Dark Knight" is now No. 3 on the all-time domestic box-office charts with $441.5 million. "Titanic" still remains to be No. 1 ($600.8 million) followed by the original "Star Wars" ($461 million).

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