They Are Actually Trying to Convince Ryan Gosling to Play Jack Ryan

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Meirelles to Direct Jack Ryan Gosling?: Paramount is reportedly courting Fernando Meirelles to direct Ryan Gosling (though neither has signed) in the next installment of the Jack Ryan franchise, which is not based on any Tom Clancy novel and will be titled By Any Means Necessary. Hey Paramount! Get with the cool spy kids and call it Meager Consolation or something! [Moviehole]

Meirelles to Direct Jack Ryan Gosling?: Paramount is reportedly courting Fernando Meirelles to direct Ryan Gosling (though neither has signed) in the next installment of the Jack Ryan franchise, which is not based on any Tom Clancy novel and will be titled By Any Means Necessary. Hey Paramount! Get with the cool spy kids and call it Meager Consolation or something! [Moviehole]

Fishburne, Reno, Ventimiglia Well Armored: Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno, and Milo Ventimiglia join the cast of the Nimrod Antal–directed Armored, a heist movie about armored-car guards. We're pretty excited, because Laurence Fishburne has never made a bad movie, if you exclude Deep Cover, Higher Learning, Bad Company, Just Cause, Fled, Event Horizon, Hoodlum, Osmosis Jones, Biker Boyz, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Assault on Precinct 13, Mission: Impossible III, Five Fingers, Bobby, TMNT, and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. [Variety]

Scarlett Johansson Must Be Kidding: Are you a huge Tom Waits fan, except that you wish he were he were a young, attractive woman with almost no background in music? Then start counting the days until the May 20 release of Scarlett Johansson’s album of Waits covers, Anywhere I Lay My Head. [Billboard]

Brown, Elish Turn 13: Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Urban Cowboy) and Dan Elish’s new musical, 13, about hormonal Middle American teenagers, will make its East Coast debut at Connecticut’s Norma Terris Theater this spring. This will have to tide over Jason Robert Brown–hungry audiences until he completes his (no kidding) musical adaptation of the Nicolas Cage comedy Honeymoon in Vegas, which will end theater. [Playbill]

Palmer to Help Cube Inspire: Keke Palmer joins the cast of Dimension’s untitled inspirational sports drama as Jasmine Plummer, the first female quarterback to play in the Pop Warner Super Bowl, with Ice Cube co-starring as her supportive uncle. We can still remember the day we first heard Straight Outta Compton, as Cube launched into his verse, thinking, “There’s a man destined to one day play a supportive uncle.” [HR]