There's a Beatles Time Travel Movie, David Brent Almost Made Television Collapse in on Itself, and More

January 28, 2011

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- Mark Waters, director of Mean Girls and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, is in talks to helm Get Back, a comedy in which a couple Beatles fans somehow find a time machine. Being the most shortsighted humans in history, instead of using the invention to warn of a disaster, or get rich gambling on known outcomes, they use it to try to break up John and Yoko, thus granting the world a few more years of Beatle. Failing that, they should at least stop George Harrison from recording "I Got My Mind Set on You."

- Mia Wasikowska is negotiating to star in Oldboy director Chan-wook Park's Stoker, playing "an eccentric teen whose enigmatic and estranged uncle returns to the family after the death of the girl’s father." And no studio exec has thought to call this an edgy, contemporary Uncle Buck remake?

- Saoirse Ronan, the girl from Atonement and the upcoming Hanna, will re-team with her Lovely Bones director Peter Jackson for The Hobbit. Her part is unknown, but probably an elf, right? She's pretty elfy.

- If you missed it last night, here's Ricky Gervais reprising David Brent for The Office's cold open. Fun to see him, for sure, but also something seems so off about him being there. Like when someone brings their dog to a bar.

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