The Deal Report

Deal Report

The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment

MOVIES
+ Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, and aliens...this time in 3-D! In a reunion made in cinephile heaven, Weaver will team with her Aliens director for his sci-fi epic Avatar. Gushes Weaver about her role as a botanist who's a mentor to Sam Worthington's former Marine: ''When I [first] read the script, it was such a dizzying ride that I think my jaw was permanently dropped.''

+ Aaron Eckhart (Thank You for Smoking) will play the villainous Two Face (a.k.a. Gotham City DA Harvey Dent) in The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan's sequel to Batman Begins.

TELEVISION
+ Get ready to talk faster than you ever have in your life, Parker Posey — you've got the title role in The Return of Jezebel James, a Fox sitcom pilot from Amy Sherman-Palladino ! ''It's a really tough role,'' says the Gilmore Girls creator. ''Smart, funny, doesn't think she can fall apart — and then does. In fact, before Parker [signed on], we were like, 'Well, you know, the script was a noble failure.'''

Originally posted Feb 23, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints