Trailer of the day: A teaser for "Ocean’s Thirteen," here. We can’t actually get it to work as our computer is acting very wicked today, but we imagine it probably has hip music and George Clooney delivering deadpan quips in a suit/tuxedo.
Belgian director Jaco van Dormael, who in 1991 made his feature debut with "Toto le hÃ©ros," a film dear to our heart, will be making his English-language feature debut the $39 million "Mr Nobody." Sarah Polley has already been cast in one of the four major roles; according to Variety, the film "is inspired by the ‘butterfly effect’ â€” the chaos theory notion that the beat of a butterfly’s wings can cause a storm thousands of miles away." Will there be an overweight goth roommate? We hope so. Van Dormael’s last film was 1996’s sentimental "The Eighth Day."
German filmmaker Christian Alvart, whose fairly acclaimed philosophical serial killer film "Antibodies" is opening in New York this week, will direct an adaptation of Jess Walter’s political satire "The Zero" for Warner Independent:
Walter’s book centers on a New York City cop who shoots himself in the head less than a week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Suffering strange memory lapses, he is assigned to work at a shadowy agency where he must analyze every scrap of paper blown across New York when the Twin Towers fell. He suddenly finds himself drawn into a sinister government plot. [Via Variety.]
Weinstein watch: The Weinstein Co. has picked up the North American rights to Morgan Spurlock‘s latest project, which is reportedly about the hunt for Osama bin-Laden, but which is also so superultrasecret that the 50 buyers who went to a screening of footage from the doc at Berlin were required to each sign a nondisclosure agreement. "’It was shocking — the agreement, not the footage,’ one Brit said." [Via Variety.] The Weinstein Co. has also acquired the rights to French thriller "Inside," starring BÃ©atrice Dalle. [Via the Hollywood Reporter.]
+ Trailer: Oceans 13 (Apple)
+ Van Dormael prepares ‘Nobody’ (Variety)
+ Alvart adds up for ‘Zero’ job (Variety)
+ Dis has Cage conjured up for ‘Sorcerer’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Weinsteins nab Spurlock project (Variety)
+ Weinsteins make their ‘Inside’ move (Hollywood Reporter)