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Industry Roundup: Kate Bosworth and Leslie Mann Say Goodnight

Full Moon: Kate Bosworth and Leslie Mann have signed on to Goodnight Moon, a semi-autobiographical drama from Elgin James, the writer-director who formed a Boston area street gang before eventually ending up at Sundance Labs. Juno Temple and AnnaSophia Robb play young girls who run away to Los Angeles to “hook up with skaters and street kids” in the film. Mann will play Temple’s mom, who “works in a secondhand clothing store but whose best years are behind her,” and Bosworth will play Mann’s sister. Maybe it's just us, but we're thinking they may want to consider a title change here to avoid moms with tykes expecting an animated children's tale getting a rude, street-gang surprise. [HR]

Snowfall: Brittany Snow (Hairspray, American Dreams) has nabbed the lead role in the upcoming indie drama 96 Minutes. The film focuses on two high-school students who must “prove their toughness by committing a hijacking” in order to be allowed into a gang. Snow will play a college student who would rather stay in and study than party, which — if we've learned anything from Hollywood — means Snow will spend the bulk of this film in glasses with her hair up. [Variety]

Invite Only: 50 Cent will head out on the Invitation Tour, a month-long outing that will begin on May 28 and include nineteen shows in midsize theaters across the country. His upcoming album, Black Magic, does not yet have a release date, though he has described the sound as "experimental" and "out of the box." And considering that a lot of the venues are blues houses, we're hoping this means Fiddy will be breaking out some jazz piano. [MTV]

Hold On: The Hold Steady — whose new album, Heaven Is Whenever, is out May 4 — will be heading out on the road, making stops at venues across North America and Europe this summer. But you can get a head start on memorizing all the new lyrics and really impressing all your friends, as the album's already streaming online. [Pitchfork]

Assignment Under Way: Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore will star in the teen romance Homework, joining a cast that already includes Alicia Silverstone, Blair Underwood, and Rita Wilson. The story follows a slacker high-school student (Highmore) and a girl he’s loved from afar (Roberts) who “strike up an unexpected friendship,” which we’re assuming means she’s going to help him shape up and get into the college he never realized was meant for him, while he will teach her how to loosen up and be totally spontaneous. [Variety]

Hold On: The Hold Steady — whose new album, Heaven Is Whenever, is out May 4 — will be heading out on the road, making stops at venues across North America and Europe this summer. But you can get a head start on memorizing all the new lyrics and really impressing all your friends, as the album's already streaming online. [Pitchfork]

Enos Fit for Killing: Mireille Enos (Big Love) has scored the lead in the AMC drama pilot The Killing. The series is centered on the murder of a young girl and the subsequent police investigation, and Enos will play the lead homicide detective looking into the murder. After playing the oppressed twins Kathy and Jodean Marquart on Big Love, this role should seem downright cheery for Enos. [Deadline]

Kapur Takes On Everest: Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) has signed on to direct a biopic of George Mallory, the famed English explorer who climbed Mount Everest, with Julia Roberts attached as one of the producers. Mallory famously said “because it’s there” when asked why he wanted to climb the mountain; similarly, asked why he's directing this movie, Kapur said "because Julia Roberts is producing it." [Variety]

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