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Industry Roundup: Jason Sudeikis to Murder His Horrible Boss

Like a Boss: New Line is in final negotiations to bring Jason Sudeikis on board to star in its comedy Horrible Bosses. The cast is already bulging with star power, with Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman signed on. In the Brett Ratner-produced movie, Sudeikis will join Batemen and Day as friends who plan to murder each other's boss. Aniston and Batemen each play evil managers while Foxx plays a con man with lots of murder advice to dispense. Sudeikis, hopefully, will also dance. [Risky Business/HR]

Lost Footage: As if the promise of actual answers from Cuse and Lindelof wasn't enough for you to snatch up the Lost DVDs in August, Michael Emerson dropped this little nugget today: the DVD will contain an epilogue of what the island was like with Hurley in charge. "For those people that want to pony up and buy the complete Lost series, there is a bonus feature, which is...you could call it an epilogue," explained Emerson. "A lost scene. It’s a lot. It’s 12 or 14 minutes that opens a window onto that gap of unknown time between Hurley becoming number one and the end of the series. It’s self-contained, although it’s a rich period in the show’s mythology that ‘s never been explored, so who knows what will come of it." Better set aside the $100 (or however much that damn thing will cost) now. [G4]

There's Something About Cary: Cary Elwes has joined Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman in Paramount's untitled Ivan Reitman comedy. He'll play a doctor who works with and develops a flirtatious relationship with Portman's character. The movie, which was at one point one of the hundreds of things called Friends With Benefits, is about two long-term friends and whether they can have a purely sexual relationship without falling in love. Paramount has set a January 7 release date, by which time we're guessing it will have a title. [Variety]

Texas Forever: USA Network has killed it with hourlong dramas lately and now the channel is going to take a crack at a sitcom. Driven stars Blue Collar Comedy vet Ron White as an out-of-work Texan who starts up his own limo company. We're guessing it's a longshot, but this show could really be something if White has a car salesman cousin named Buddy Garrity. They kind of look alike. [Variety]

Pinch Rockers: Yesterday U2 pulled out of its gig headlining the Glastonbury Festival because Bono had back surgery. Today a replacement has come forward. It's Gorillaz! Damon Albarn and crew will play the festival's headlining set on June 25. According to NME, the band offered up its services after U2 pulled out. What a bunch of nice chaps. [NME]

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