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While promoting the French release of Broken English (review, previously), director Zoe Cassavetes revealed that she’s piecing together a project consisting of four shorts, directed by herself, sister Xan Cassavetes (Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession), the Hughes Brothers (From Hell) and Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation). Xan Cassavetes and the Hughes Brothers all contributed to the not yet released New York, I Love You. (IONcinema)

— Sopranos writer Terence Winter has been hand-picked to write Martin Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire for HBO. The drama is based on the Nelson Johnson book, “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City.” (Variety)

— Was Wayne McClammy selected to helm the Fox feature, Cool School based on the strength of the I’m Fucking Matt Damon and I’m Fucking Ben Affleck videos? (Variety)

— Showtime has officially picked up the Diablo Cody penned The United States of Tara, with Toni Collette to star. Great casting for Collette, who plays a mother with multiple personality disorder, and the fact that Cody will have to tone down her faux 17-year old verbal kitch for her more mature star gives this one some legitimate promise. (Hollywood Reporter)

— Don’t call it a remake, says Werner Herzog of his retelling of Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant, which will be set in New Orleans instead of New York. As for Ferrara, who expressed his hopes that the principles involved in the new Lieutenant would “die in Hell.” Herzog says ““Maybe I could invite him to act in a movie! Except I don’t know what he looks like.” (Screengrab)

— “[The film will be geared towards] 10-year-old kids, 12-year-old kids [who] don’t really know the old ‘Beverly Hills Cop.’ So it’s an opportunity to make it new for kids,” Ratner said. “The same way it felt for me watching ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ when I was a kid, that’s what I want to do for kids today.” – Brett Ratner cuts to the chase and saves us all at least a year (plus two hours, plus 10 dollars) in wondering whether Eddie Murphy could possibly regain his edge and if Beverly Hills Cop 4 will be worth the bother. (MTV News)

Lost Boys: The Tribe, described as a “homage” to the original Lost Boys that features both Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, has been designated a straight to DVD feature, to be released on July 29th. Related: Heathers, the 20th Anniversary DVD will be released on July 1st. (HR)

— “George W Bush has hyperbolically expressed all the cowboy mentality the world holds of America.” – Screen Daily with Oliver Stone on Bush biopic, W.

A.V. Club with Joel McHale of The Soup.

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