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Industry Roundup: Dorff Takes On Gods, Cuoco Nabs Leading Role

Dorff Joins War: Stephen Dorff has been added to Tarsem Singh’s War of the Gods, joining a cast that already includes Kellan Lutz, Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and Freida Pinto. Dorff will play Stavros, a “master thief” who joins Theseus in his attempt to free Greece from the Titans. The film will begin shooting in early April in Montreal, a city that gets mistaken for Athens all the time. [Variety]

Cuoco Arrives With A Bang: The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco will make the jump to the big screen, starring in the live-action/CG-animated comedy I Hop (no relation to the breakfast chain… we think). The story follows an unemployed slacker (James Marsden) who injures the Easter Bunny’s son (voiced by Russell Brand) and must help him recover. Cuoco will play Marsden’s sister, who lets her brother live with her when he gets kicked out by his parents. Hold up! We know that this is a kid’s movie about the Easter Bunny's son of all things and belief must be suspended, but how is a 36-year-old dude who looks like James Marsden unemployed and living at home?! [HR]

Distant Travels: Nas and Damian Marley, who are releasing a joint album, Distant Relatives, on May 18, are going to be touring together as well. They’ll be playing over 30 dates in the U.S. and Europe May through July, with the possibility of some shows in Africa tacked on as well. If you need added motivation to buy tickets, Nas could really use your money! [Pitchfork]

Distant Travels: Nas and Damian Marley, who are releasing a joint album, Distant Relatives, on May 18, are going to be touring together as well. They’ll be playing over 30 dates in the U.S. and Europe May through July, with the possibility of some shows in Africa tacked on as well. If you need added motivation to buy tickets, Nas could really use your money! [Pitchfork]

Chemical Reaction: The Chemical Brothers will release Further, their latest studio LP, on June 8. Each one of the album’s eight songs will get its own music video. Not to be outdone, Lady Gaga has announced every song on her next album will have a corresponding feature-length movie. [Pitchfork]

Turner Moves Behind Camera: Sheldon Turner, nominated for an Oscar for co-writing Up in the Air, will make his directing debut on By Virtue Fall, a thriller to be financed by producer Nicolas Chartier. The project revolves around a man who is framed by his mentor and ends up in prison - then looks to get revenge when he is released. Word of advice, Sheldon; if you see Chartier with a furrowed brow, furiously typing away on his Blackberry, you might want to step in and see what he's up to. [Variety]

Turner Moves Behind Camera: Sheldon Turner, nominated for an Oscar for co-writing Up in the Air, will make his directing debut on By Virtue Fall, a thriller to be financed by producer Nicolas Chartier. The project revolves around a man who is framed by his mentor and ends up in prison - then looks to get revenge when he is released. Word of advice, Sheldon; if you see Chartier with a furrowed brow, furiously typing away on his Blackberry, you might want to step in and see what he's up to. [Variety]

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