November 17, 2008


  • Meryl Streep is attached to star in the adaptation of the Vicki Myron book Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Pamela Gray will pen the script. Streep will play the author, who works at the library and observed the impact that a kitten had on the townsfolk once it became the library mascot after wandering in through the after-hours book return slot on a cold night. (Variety)
  • Jane Fonda will return to Broadway after 45 years in Moises Kaufman's 33 Variations.
  • Annette Bening and Naomi Watts will headline Mother and Child, a multilayered drama from scripter and helmer Rodrigo Garcia. Through overlapping stories, script follows a woman who gave up her daughter 35 years ago and an African-American woman who is looking to adopt. Kerry Washington and Shareeka Epps also star. (Variety)
  • Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons are set to star in a Lifetime biopic about the late artist Georgia O'Keeffe. The project, dubbed Georgia O'Keeffe, will follow the turbulent, 20-year love affair between the celebrated artist (Allen) and photographer Alfred Steiglitz (Irons). Allen also will take on executive producer duties for the first time. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Four Time Emmy Award winning actress Valerie Harper stars as Tallulah Bankhead in the Pre-Broadway Engagement of Looped , a new comedy by Matthew Lombardo and directed by Rob Ruggiero. (Broadway World)
  • Nicole Kidman is to play the world's first male-to-female post-op transsexual in a biopic of the Danish artist Einar Wegener, The Danish Girl. She will star opposite Charlize Theron, who will play Wegener's wife and fellow artist, Greta. (The Guardian)