Kate Ward
June 23, 2010 AT 08:27 PM EDT

  • Up in the Air director Jason Reitman has optioned Simon Rich’s novel Elliot Allagash, which follows a ridiculed private school boy who attaches himself to a villainous teen. Billy Zabka to apply. [THR]
  • Most def good news for Mos Def: The actor will star as a regular in the Mike White-Laura Dern HBO comedy Enlightened. [Deadline]
  • Fox has confirmed that 24 director Jon Cassar will work as executive producer and director on Steven Spielberg’s prehistoric series Terra Nova. Unclear: How Nova‘s T-Rex-es will dismantle bombs Jack Bauer-style with such tiny arms. (I don’t know, guys. It’s hump day. Cut me a break.)

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