Kate Ward
May 17, 2010 AT 04:36 PM EDT

  • Anthony Hopkins and Dustin Hoffman will star in The Song of Names, an adaption of Norman Lebrecht’s novel about a man who investigates the disappearance of a violin prodigy 40 years after he vanished. Shouldn’t Robert Downey Jr., ‘fess up to finding him already? [THR]
  • Adrien Brody has signed on to join the cast for Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris, which already stars Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Something tells me Woody is casting this film via Raffle Machine at this point. [THR]
  • VH1 announced in a press release Bret Michaels will star in a new docu-series, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It. The project will premiere May 31, but the network has pushed ten episodes of the series to fall, due to Michaels’ recent health problems.
  • Keanu Reeves is set to star in Passengers, a project being described as “Adam & Eve in space.” I think the appropriate word here is: whoa.
  • Hilary Swank has been tapped to star in the post-Iraq War film Dreams of a Dying Heart as a soldier who finds it difficult to adjust to civilian life after surviving a helicopter crash. Should we just get it over with now? And the Oscar goes to… [Variety]
  • Christopher Walken is in talks to join the cast of action-comedy Wild Oats, which follows a widow who journeys to Las Vegas after coming upon a large sum of money. Here’s hoping she sows her wild oats with The Continental. [THR]
  • The Outer Critics Circle announced their theater award winners for the 2009-10 season. Among the shows to pick up awards were Red, Memphis, The Orphans’ Home Cycle, Fences, and La Cage aux Folles.

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