SHORT TAKES

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  • New Line is remaking All of Me, the 1984 movie starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin. Created as a vehicle for Queen Latifah for this new remake, the plot updates the body switcheroo gimmick with Latifah as an outspoken female politician trapped inside the body of a conservative.  
  • Flush from the box-office success of Wild Hogs, John Travolta segues into another kind of dog – Old Dogs, a Disney comedy that has just enlisted Robin Williams. They play business partners whose worlds are turned upside down when they come into the possession of a pair of twins. Old Dogs is also a family affair for Travolta as his wife, Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Travolta, are part of the cast. 
  • Michael Douglas returns to the thriller genre with Courtroom Indifference. Based on Adam Penenberg's 2003 book of the same name, the story centers on attorney Tab Hunter who fought a landmark liability case against automaker Ford on behalf of a woman paralyzed from an accident due to flaws in her Ford vehicle.  
  • The Roger Corman classic Death Race is set for a remake with Transporter star Jason Statham in the driver’s seat. The project has had a storied development history at Paramount. It’s set in a Dystopian future where a violent death race forces drivers to mow down innocent bystanders. And get this, the President is on it. Tom Cruise (who once considered the lead role) and Paula Wagner are producing. 
  • Ex-classmates Kevin Spacey and Val Kilmer will star in Columbus Day, a heist thriller about a thief who tries to set things right when the heist goes wrong while trying to repair his relationship with his ex-wife. The film is being produced by Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions and co-stars Wilmer Valderrama and Marg Helgenberger.


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