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Ricky Gervais's 'Life's Too Short' Promo, We Need Another Mike Tyson Television Series, and More...


- Mike Tyson, Spike Lee, L.A. Riots' John Ridley, and Entourage creator Doug Ellin are working with HBO to create a series called Da Brick, which would depict the early life of Iron Mike growing up in Newark. Already there's opposition to my plea to never, ever replicate any of the life decisions of Mike Tyson?

- Though Megan Fox is no longer allowed on the Transformers set, Sacha Baron Cohen is still cool with her, pulling her in as a late addition to the cast of The Dictator. Looks like she'll be staving off her inevitable fate as a Scary Movie series cameo for just a little longer.

- With Jennifer Lopez's stint on American Idol sort of reminding us we still have a Jennifer Lopez in this world, the former flygirl is now in talks for two parts: the female lead opposite Jason Statham in Parker and a supporting role to Cameron Diaz in What To Expect When You're Expecting. Because it's not like there is a recent critical and financial precedent to never again make a movie about Jennifer Lopez and pregnancy, right?

- Saw and Insidious director James Wan is in talks to direct The Conjuring for New Line. Is The Conjuring a "true story" of some haunting that never happened but can be shot for a million bucks or so? You better believe it is!

- And here's that promo for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's Life's Too Short, which stars Warwick Davis and apparently everyone who seemed exceptionally pathetic on Extras:

  • August 31, 2011
    - Dwayne Johnson tweeted the above photo as evidence that actor/comedian DeRay Davis has a part in G.I. Joe 2. Also as evidence that the two of them arm wrestled outside a ladies' room. - Actor Ben Whishaw says Tom Tykwer's Wachowski-produced adaptation of Cloud Altas will see... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2010
    Endangering Peter Dinklage's status as "probably our funniest dwarf, if not the guy from Seinfeld," Warwick Davis will soon be starring in a BBC sitcom created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant [The] creators of "The Office" and "Extras," are collaborating on new laffer fe... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2011
    Those looking to marry Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, and dwarfism need no longer endure Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Though perhaps with less gothic whimsy than Tim Burton, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have brought those elements together in Life's Too Short, t... / Continue →
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