Arnold Ready To Play Austrian Sheriff, and More

April 8, 2011

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- Robert Redford will be playing Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers executive that signed Jackie Robinson, in a still-untitled historical drama. And hearing that The Natural star is returning to the world of baseball doesn't make it any easier to look at this photo of him seemingly incapable of putting any forward motion on the ball.

- Lionsgate is apparently near a deal to put Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role of a sheriff fighting down a band of escaped criminals in a Jee-Woon Kim action thriller. I've got another idea: how about Arnold as a cartoon former governor who uses various supersuits, vehicles, and a team of plucky youths to fight criminals?

- 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has agreed to direct Relativity Media's The Crow reboot, because he's fine with being eternally haunted by the ghost of Brandon Lee.

- The writer of Piranha 3-D and Good Luck Chuck is working on a more "gadgety" remake of Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief AND Hasbro's toy-based version of essentially Night at the Museum. You can hear a few more things he's working on if you read the whole interview, but I figure two fist-holes in your wall is enough.

- Anthony Horowitz confirmed he'll be writing the next Tintin adaptation, Prisoners of the Sun, for Peter Jackson.

- Joe Eszterhas--writer of Basic Instinct, Sliver, and Showgirls--has written a new erotic thriller, and 12-year-old me can't wait to see who's naked in it!

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