News Bits: Arrested Development, The Departed, Stephen Gaghan

Catching up on recent news, conjecture, and hearsay in film and television:

Solace in Cinema has the poster and a wide variety of photo stills for Journey to the End of the Night, and yes, the images are reminiscent of collaborations from Wong Kar Wai and Christopher Doyle. The film stars Brendan Fraser, Scott Glenn, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Mos Def (who coincidentally has a new album coming out on September 19th: “True Magic”). Set in Brazil, a father and son set to break out from the “underworld of sex, drugs, money, and corruption”.

Let’s wipe those tears away AD fans, and embrace the new breed, as Fox and NBC both order up pilots from former Arrested Development writer-producers.

AICN gives us notes and impressions from an anonymous test screener on a rough cut for Scorsese’s The Departed. The director’s return to crime drama features DiCaprio, Damon, Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin…should I continue?

Film Junk wonders how director Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) will manage to turn Malcolm Gladwell’s best selling non-fiction book Blink into box-office fiction, with help from Leonardo DiCaprio.

Catherine Keener, who is set to play “Max’s Mom” on Spike Jonze’s adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, discusses the pros of playing supporting, rather than starring roles.

If the intention of this article was to dissuade movie piracy, perhaps the writer should have left out the laundry list of tips, hardware, and other resources needed to start your own operation.

Finally, while Paris Hilton calls out Ricky Gervais for turning her down for a spot on Extras, Ricky’s been busy with Microsoft for leaking The Office Values videos, the two shorts that he and Stephen Merchant produced for a reported six figures. We received our own removal notice from Micosoft UK after posting the videos – and when it reaches this far down the chain, you don’t have a leak, you have a flood.

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