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The Deal Report: April 20, 2007

The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment

MOVIES
+ ”We’re hopefully going to start the next Bond in January [2008],” Casino Royale’s Daniel Craig tells EW. But first, he’ll shoot the drama Flashbacks of a Fool. ”It’s a small movie, but very exciting for me because I’ve been [developing it] for years now.”

+ Adam Sandler is set to star in Bedtime Stories as a guy who gets thrown for a loop when the night-night tales he tells his niece and nephew come true. Says director Adam Shankman (Hairspray): ”It’s basically a mash-up of Liar Liar and The Princess Bride, [mixed] with the fantasy side of The Lord of the Rings.”

TELEVISION
+ Talladega Nights spark plug Leslie Bibb will high-tail it to Atlanta, a romantic-comedy pilot for CBS. The Popular alum plays a lady who meets her soul mate (Freddie Prinze Jr.) at a funeral. Bibb’s upcoming films include Bachelorette Party and the superhero flick Iron Man.