James McAvoy to Star in Cancer Comedy with Seth Rogen 

James McAvoy, who captured everyone's imagination in last year's "Wanted," is set to star in an untitled cancer comedy flick to be directed by Nicole Holofcener.

Previously titled "I'm With Cancer," the film is being produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin and is set to begin shooting in January. Rogen will also co-star in the dramedy.

As the previous title suggests, McAvoy will star as a 25-year old who learns he has cancer. His character is supposed to be based on screenwriter Will Reiser who was diagnosed with cancer in his mid-20s and successfully won the battle.

This sounds like a perfect film for Holofcener, known to direct character-driven films such as "Walking and Talking," "Lovely and Amazing," and "Friends with Money."

McAvoy previously stole everyone's hearts with his role as Keira Knightley's lover in the Oscar-nominated film "Atonement" and his searing portrayal opposite Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker in "The Last King of Scotland."

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Get Ready for "White Chicks" the Sequel! 

Sony and the Wayans Brothers think you want another "White Chicks," so they're developing a sequel to the 2004 comedy! Marlon and Shawn Wayans will reprise their roles as FBI agents posing as white chicks!

Keenen Ivory Wayans is set to direct, and all three Wayans are writing the script.

The original was a surprise hit. The budget for the 2004 film was around $37 million, and the movie grossed almost $70 million! Hence, the sequel.

But the big question? Will the white chicks in the title look like aliens with bad make-up or will they finally perfect the transformation?

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Sony Gets Writer for "Spider-Man 5" and "Spider-Man 6!"  

"Spider-Man" will not begin production until early next year, but Sony Pictures has already set a writer for "Spider-Man 5" and "Spider-Man 6."

James Vanderbilt, the guy who gave us "Zodiac," is going to write the fifth and sixth installments. He was the first writer on "Spider-Man 4" but apparently, director Sam Raimi wanted more so he brought "Rabbit Hole" playwright David Lindsay-Abaire for rewrites. Now, Gary Ross is rewriting the script.

According to Variety, "Raimi didn't embrace all of Vanderbilt's ideas, but execs at Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios have."

Ooooh, a web of intrigue! Drama between Raimi and Sony about scripts?

Well, it's unclear whether Raimi, Tobey Maguire, and Kirsten Dunst will be back. But Sony is confident that if the principal cast and Raimi do not return, they will use Vanderbilt's script for a franchise reboot!

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Get Ready for Another "Brewster's Millions!" 

The life of "Brewster's Millions" keeps going on and on and on...

Beginning as a 1902 novel, then a play in 1906, the project has seen many film incarnations, including the popular 1945 movie starring Dennis O'Keefe, and the 1985 version starring Richard Pryor and John Candy.

Now, Warner Bros. has set Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan to write the script for yet another film version of "Brewster's Millions."

The film tells the tale of a man who inherits $1 million from a rich grandfather. But when a rich uncle who hates the grandfather also dies, the man gets $7 million more but...he must spend the grandfather's million within a year! Ah...fairytale in this dire economy of ours.

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Mike Nichols to Work on Patricia Highsmith's "Deep Water" 

The great director Mike Nichols ("Closer," "Charlie Wilson's War") will tread "Deep Water," an adaptation of the 1957 Patricia Highsmith novel. Fox 2000 has also set Joe Penhall to write the script.

Penhall recently wrote "The Road," an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel. The film version stars Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron.

Highsmith also wrote "Strangers on a Train" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley." "Deep Water" tells the story of a couple where the husband allows the wife to have multiple lovers. But trouble begins when her lovers begin dying.

I like this film already :happy

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