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Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth say yes to 'Goodnight,' Lane Bryant claims networks censored plus-size ads (Excess Hollywood)

  • Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworth have joined the cast of Goodnight Moon, a semi-autobiographical drama from writer-director Elgin James about a Boston street gang. But who will play the cow jumping over the moon in the great green room? [THR]
  • Lane Bryant is feuding with Fox and ABC, two networks who have resisted airing plus-sized lingerie ads. One reason for the hesitation: “Ample cleavage,” according to the clothing company. Does ABC realize that Pam Anderson is currently on their network on Dancing With the Stars? [Adweek]
  • Christopher McQuarrie and Bryan Singer – who teamed up for films like The Usual Suspects – are reuniting for Jack the Giant Killer, a fantasy adventure about a princess who is kidnapped, jump-starting a feud between men and giants. Inconceivable! [THR]
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been cast to replace Clive Owen in Protection, which is an action film about a former Special Forces soldier who must rescue a judge’s daughter, and not an after-school special about safe sex. [The Wrap]
  • Ugly Betty’s Eric Mabius will star in BBC One’s Outcasts, a sci-fi series about humans in 2040 who must set up a civilization on a new planet. Hopefully Betty’s discovered contact lenses by then. [Deadline]
  • The Cartoon Network is planning to air an updated version of Looney Toons. Please tell me that doesn’t mean the Tasmanian Devil will start wearing skinny jeans. [The Wrap]
  • Julia Roberts will produce a Mt. Everest biopic about explorer George Mallory, which will be directed by Shekhar Kapur. Why should we see it? Because it’s there. [Variety]
  • In other Roberts family news, Julia’s niece, Emma Roberts, has been cast alongside Freddie Highmore in the teen romance Homework. Are the words “Freddie Highmore” and “teen romance” making anyone else feel ancient right now? [Variety]
  • Times are bright for two former It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia writers: Sonny Lee and Patrick Walsh have inked a one-year deal to develop comedy projects for Universal Media Studios. Does this mean we’ll finally see a Day Man movie? [THR]
  • Hulu will soon begin testing a subscription service that asks viewers to pay $9.95 per month to see additional episodes of their favorite shows online. (The five most recent episodes of each show will still be available for free.) [L.A. Times]