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Bernie Mac planning ''Dinner'' remake, and more casting

Bernie Mac planning ''Dinner'' remake, and more casting -- Will Smith and Ryan Phillippe to produce ''hip-hop 'Catcher in the Rye'''

Bernie Mac is in discussions to put his lovable-but-gruff dad act to work on the big screen in a race-flipped remake of 1967’s ”Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. In the original, Sidney Poitier overcame prejudice as the African-American boyfriend of a white girl; in the remake, Mac would play Spencer Tracy’s role and bristle at his daughter dating a white man, according to the Reporter. The original ”Dinner” won two Oscars and was nominated for 10, but this one will probably be funnier…

The unlikely team of Will Smith and Ryan Phillippe will produce ”White Boy Shuffle,” a movie described by Variety as a sort of ”hip-hop ‘Catcher in the Rye.”’ Kevin Sullivan (”How Stella Got Her Groove Back”) will direct the movie, which is based on the novel of the same name (which has no connection to J.D. Salinger’s never-filmed classic), Variety reports?

Bruce Willis has signed on to reprise his role as a hitman in a sequel to 2000’s ”The Whole Nine Yards,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Matthew Perry and Amanda Peet are in talks to return as well.