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Leo, Scorsese reteam for Lehane project

The actor and director will collaborate on an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's ''Shutter Island.'' Plus: Marie Osmond faints on live TV, wildfires disrupt TV shoots, MTV to ''Name That Tune,'' and more

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DiCaprio, Scorsese to reunite on Shutter Island
After mulling several possible projects following their Best Picture triumph earlier this year with The Departed, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese appear to have settled on an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s 2003 novel Shutter Island. It will be the pair’s fourth collaboration. Set in 1954, the film would feature DiCaprio as Teddy Daniels, a U.S. marshal who investigates the disappearance of a woman from a Boston-area hospital for the criminally insane. Other Lehane novels have been adapted into acclaimed movies, including Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone, the film version of which opened to largely positive reviews and decent ticket sales last weekend. DiCaprio and Scorsese’s three films together — The Departed, 2002’s Gangs of New York, and 2004’s The Aviator — have amassed a combined 26 Oscar nominations. Scorsese is known for his ongoing collaborations with certain actors: He has directed Harvey Keitel six times and overseen Robert De Niro on eight films. (Variety)

Marie Osmond faints on Dancing With the Stars
Producers of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars quickly cut to a commercial last night when Marie Osmond passed out and collapsed during the show’s live broadcast. The 48-year-old entertainer soon regained consciousness and participated in a later segment, explaining, ”Once in a while that happens to me when I get winded, I stop breathing.” Osmond had just finished her samba routine with her partner, Jonathan Roberts, when she toppled over while listening to a critique from the show’s judges. After returning from a break, host Tom Bergeron reported, ”The first words out of her mouth when she [regained consciousness and] saw us all leaning over her were, ‘Oh, crap.”’ (AP via Yahoo!)

SoCal wildfires disrupt shooting on 24, Cold Case, NCIS
As infernos continued to sweep across Southern California on Monday, Hollywood moguls hoped strong winds would salvage their Malibu mansions while production on several TV series was stalled or scrapped. Among the affected were 24, which had to cancel a shoot at a military base near Irvine due to smoke in the air; Cold Case, whose Simi Valley sets were damaged by wind gusts over the weekend; and NCIS, several of whose crew members stayed at home to protect their houses from the Stevenson Ranch blaze. There were no reports of serious injuries on the productions. (Hollywood Reporter)

MTV can Name That Tune in three channels
On the heels of last summer’s game shows The Singing Bee and Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, MTV Networks is planning to air a retooled version of the classic game show Name That Tune. But there’s a twist: Three different versions will air on the company’s three networks, MTV, VH1, and CMT, with the music selected to match the tastes of each channel’s viewers. Six episodes for each version are on order; they should air in early 2008. Several previous incarnations of Name That Tune have been televised since the show originally debuted more than a half century ago, most recently in the mid-1980s. CBS eyed a revamped version starring Donny Osmond late last year, but that show never panned out. (Variety)

Transformers smashes DVD sales expectations
Paramount Home Entertainment reports that Michael Bay’s action blockbuster Transformers sold 8.3 million copies during its first week to become the fastest-selling DVD of the year. Neither of 2007’s top two sellers, Happy Feet (10 million discs to date) and 300 (7 million), saw units fly so quickly off store shelves in their debut frames. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Shia LaBeouf, the film, a CG/live-action hybrid based on the popular Hasbro toys, is the fifth-highest grossing movie at the worldwide box office in 2007, earning $701.8 million globally. Needless to say, the studio is already at work on a sequel. (Variety)

Grudge 3 director is set
Toby Wilkins has been named director of the third installment of the Grudge horror franchise. Wilkins, who is currently finishing his feature directing debut, the fright flick Splinter, was a visual effects artist on films by James Cameron and Brett Ratner, among others. While 2004’s The Grudge was a surprise hit, earning $110.4 million at the domestic box office, its 2006 sequel disappointed with a $39.1 million take. Production on Grudge 3 is expected to start in January. (Variety)

Stiles replaces Polley on Cry of the Owl
Julia Stiles has stepped in to act alongside Paddy Considine and Scott Speedman in Cry of the Owl, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1962 novel about a woman who falls for the man stalking her. The lead part opened up when Sarah Polley dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. Production will begin in Toronto on Oct. 30. (Hollywood Reporter)

Diablo Cody, Megan Fox to make Jennifer’s Body
Stripper-turned-screenwriter Diablo Cody, who’s been winning raves for her festival-favorite comedy Juno (opening in December), has sold the spec script Jennifer’s Body, about a possessed high school cheerleader, to Fox Atomic. Megan Fox, best known as the sexy sidekick in Transformers, is in line to play the lead role. (Hollywood Reporter)

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