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The latest movie news -- This week's Hollywood news, from a possible ''Matrix'' role for Jet Li to another film version of ''Endless Love''

Romeo Must Fly?
Jet Li, the Matrix has you…almost. Sources inside Warner Bros. confirm that writer-directors Andy and Larry Wachowski and producer Joel Silver are in talks with the high-kicking Hong Kong star to join the cast of The Matrix 2 and 3. Long a favorite of Silver—who produced Li’s $54.4 million-grossing Romeo Must Die—Li would join Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and reportedly Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving in the sequels, which are scheduled to shoot back-to-back in Australia next year.

Feathers and Furs
After he finishes Quills, a biopic of the Marquis de Sade starring Geoffrey Rush and Gladiator’s Joaquin Phoenix, word has it director Philip Kaufman may tackle the life of another flamboyant figure: gilded ivory tickler Liberace.

Gotta Love It
Endless Love really appears to be endless: Yet another movie based on Scott Spencer’s novel of teen desire is in development at Universal. ”As bad as the [1981] movie was, for a lot of people Endless Love is like a guilty pleasure,” says screenwriter Lamar Damon, who brought the project to studio suits about a year ago. ”I reminded them that they were sitting on one of the best stories of young obsessive love ever written, and they were like, ‘Oh my God, but it was such a bomb,’ and I said, ‘But the book is amazing.”’ Damon, who claims he’s sticking more closely to the book than the Brooke Shields-Martin Hewitt film version did, is typing away with visions of Natalie Portman and Wes Bentley in his head.