There's casting news a plenty today as Bruce Willis signs on to American Assassin, Renee Zelwegger finds herself with 4 1/2 Minutes, Rosamnund Pike joins the Search For Happiness and Michael Keaton will direct Buttercup.
BRUCE WILLIS TO PLAY YET ANOTHER CIA AGENT
Bruce Willis is looking to continue his recent obsession with playing CIA agents by picking up a role in American Assassin, potentially the first movie in a franchise based on a series of novels by author Vince Flynn.
The books centre on a CIA agent called Mitch Rapp, and Willis is tipped to be playing the grizzled/ long-in-the-tooth agent/ mentor role.
The film is likely to be based on the 11th book in the series, which depicts Rapp in his younger days, when he decides to join the agency after a terrorist attack leads to the death of his girlfriend. There's no word yet on who'll play the role of Rapp.
The movie has been in development for a while, with original director Edward Zwick dropping out to be replaced by Jeffrey Macnhamoff. With Willis now on board the production is likely to pick up some momentum.
ZELLWEGER TAKES 4 1/2 MINUTES
Actress Renee Zellweger has signed on to make her first movie as director with the new comedy, 4 1/2 Minutes.
The movie is based on comic Dov Davidoff's experiences, and will feature Johnny Knoxville as a screwed up comedian who has to look after a super-brainy kid.
Zellweger will also star as the kid's single mother. The film is likely to get a release in early 2014.
VIN DIESEL GOES A WITCH HUNTIN'
Hollywood hard man Vin Diesel is tipped to be joining The Last Witch Hunter, according to Empire Online.
The actor, who is currently in the UK shooting Fast 6, is being sought to star as the last member of a family whose sole purpose in life is to bring down witches.
In typical Hollywood fashion, this isn't the only Witch Hunting movie you can expect to see in the near future - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters just got a trailer depicting Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the kidnapped kids-turned-broomstick chasers.
KEATON TO DIRECT BUTTERCUP
It's been a while since we saw much of Michael Keaton, but the former Batman is not only coming our way as the villain in the long-anticipated Robocop remake, he's also planning to direct the comedy/ drama, Buttercup.
The movie has been gestating for a good while now, with Sarah Polley previously attached to direct and Jennifer Aniston set to play the lead, as a woman who has to deal with her troublesome father after he's arrested for drink-driving.
No word yet on who will take the lead roles.