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Adam B. Vary
July 23, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EDT

• Jennifer HudsonJordin SparksAnthony Mackie, and Jeffrey Wright have all signed on to The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, an indie drama about two children who are left to their own devices after their respective mothers are taken into government custody. George Tillman Jr. (Notorious) will direct the script by first-time feature writer Michael Starrbury. [Deadline]

Sam Worthington is in preliminary negotiations to star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Ten, an indie thriller about a corrupt DEA task force that absconds with a drug cartel’s money, only to have each member of the team die one at a time. David Ayer (Street Kings, this fall’s End of Watch) will direct. [Variety]

• Camilla Belle and Kellan Lutz are nearing deals to star as forbidden lovers in Love is All You Need?, a What If drama about a world in which homosexuality is commonplace and heterosexuality is taboo. Belle would play a star football quarterback (that’s not a typo); Lutz a journalist. Kim Rocco Shields will direct from a script she co-wrote with David Tillman, adapted from a similarly themed short film. [Variety]

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