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Philip Seymour Hoffman to Chew Scenery; Cannibals to Chew Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhoto: John Spellman/Retna

Hoffman, Mortensen Chow Down: How much do you really love Philip Seymour Hoffman and Viggo Mortensen? Your love will be put to the test when the pair star in the historical horror flick Vanikoro, about French sailors trapped on an island full of cannibals. Pic will be directed by Hitman’s Xavier Gens, about whom Timothy Olyphant had some choice words recently. [Bloody Disgusting]

Amalric in, Wright Back in Bond: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly star Mathieu Amalric will take a shot at Mads Mikkelsen’s Pasty European Least Likely to Take Daniel Craig in a Fair Fight title as he signs on the villain role in Bond 22. Jeffrey Wright, who probably enjoys large amounts of money for small amounts of work as much as anyone, returns as Bond’s American sidekick Felix. [Variety]

Del Toro May One Day Make Frankenstein: Guillermo Del Toro plans to make a “definitive” adaptation of Mary Shelley’s much-filmed classic Frankenstein. Of course, Del Toro is currently working on Hellboy 2 as well as adaptations of Tarzan, H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, the graphic novel The Coffin, the Brit mini-series The Champions, and also we hope The Hobbit, so pretend you’re reading this item in spring 2013. [MTV]

Shaw, Warner Summon Courage: The theater powerhouse team of stage legend Fiona Shaw and director Deborah Warner will next tackle a new production of Mother Courage and Her Children, set to open at London’s National Theatre in 2009. As with other Shaw-Warner collaborations, it’s probably headed our way next. [Playbill]

Lang Has Watershed Moment: k.d. lang drops Watershed, her first album of original material in eight years, on February 5. Eight years? "Constant Craving," our ass. [Billboard]