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Garner on Broadway: Former Alias star Jennifer Garner will play love object Roxane alongside Kevin Kline’s lovestruck, heavily schnozzed titular hero in this fall’s Broadway revival of Cyrano de Bergerac. While you were reading this item, this show completely sold out. Sorry. [Variety]

Weinstein, Marshall Are Looking for Nine good hotties: The Weinstein Company and Chicago director Rob Marshall are courting Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Sophia Loren for their forthcoming film of the hit Broadway musical Nine. Their goal is to make the movie so absurdly sexy that no one will care if it’s any good. [Variety]

Liberal Cast on 24! Deep Red meets Dark Blue on the set of 24 as hard-left former Air America host Janeane Garofalo takes a key role in self-described “right-wing nut-job” Joel Surnow’s hit Fox actioner. Surnow and his writing team are reportedly hard at work on a series of scenes in which Garofalo’s government agent turns out to be wrong about stuff. [HR]

Hopkins Caught in a Slipsteam: The always-unnerving Anthony Hopkins is now triply threatening as he stars in his own sophomore directing effort from his debut screenplay, titled Slipstream, about a screenwriter whose characters come to life. The recycled Charlie Kaufman concept and Sir Tony’s three hats seems to promise a juicy folly ahead, but Hopkins just might know what he’s doing. Too close to call. [HR]

Ultimate Garth: Long-retired country megastar Garth Brooks briefly surfaces with Ultimate Hits, a career retrospective featuring two CDs, 34 tracks, and, oddly, zero appearances by Brooks’s 1999 pop-star alter-ego Chris Gaines. Oh, did we say “oddly”? Our bad. We meant to say “obviously.” [Billboard]