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Industry Roundup: Renner Joins Avengers, Brett Ratner Behind ‘Modernized’ Snow White

Marvel-ous: Jeremy Renner is in final negotiations to join The Avengers, Joss Whedon’s big-screen portrayal of the superhero team's adventures. Renner will play Hawkeye, a bow-and-arrow-toting hero, in a role that “while key, is not starring in nature,” allowing him to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology drama if that delayed project materializes. The film features an all-star cast of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Don Cheadle as War Machine. Looks like Renner's as good at misdirecting the press as he is at defusing bombs. [Heat Vision/HR]

New Spin on Snow: Relativity has acquired Melisa Wallack’s script of The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, which the studio plans to develop as a “modernized spin” on the fairy tale (in 3-D, of course). Brett Ratner is signed on as one of the producers for the project, which co-producer Bernie Goldmann described as follows: "While retaining the elements of the beloved Brothers Grimm tale, this is certainly not your mother's Snow White." Which probably means Justin Bieber will be cast as the prince. [Variety]

Entering Treatment: Amy Ryan has joined the cast of the upcoming third season of HBO’s In Treatment. She will play the new therapist for Gabriel Byrne’s Paul Weston. While this is probably a great part and all (Dianne Wiest, who played Weston’s therapist the first two seasons, won an Emmy for the role), we must admit there’s another TV show we’d rather see Ryan sign on for. [Deadline]

Entering Treatment: Amy Ryan has joined the cast of the upcoming third season of HBO’s In Treatment. She will play the new therapist for Gabriel Byrne’s Paul Weston. While this is probably a great part and all (Dianne Wiest, who played Weston’s therapist the first two seasons, won an Emmy for the role), we must admit there’s another TV show we’d rather see Ryan sign on for. [Deadline]

Starz Align: Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green have joined Starz’s "retelling" of Camelot. Fiennes will star as the wizard Merlin, while Green will play the sorceress Morgana. Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton will play King Arthur and Guinevere in the series, which will consist of ten episodes and debut in early 2011. After the demise of FlashForward, probably makes sense Fiennes would leap in the opposite temporal direction. [Live Feed/HR]

Yeah!: Yeasayer has been touring nonstop since their Odd Blood was released earlier this year. And now they’ve announced a new series of U.S. dates this fall, which will come after European and Australian runs. So now you have more chances to see your favorite band live. [Pitchfork]

Yeah!: Yeasayer has been touring nonstop since their Odd Blood was released earlier this year. And now they’ve announced a new series of U.S. dates this fall, which will come after European and Australian runs. So now you have more chances to see your favorite band live. [Pitchfork]

His Way: Radiohead drummer Phil Selway has a solo album of “folk ballad-type tunes” coming out August 30. Called Familial, the album will feature Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and former Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, as well as other guests — though, despite the album's title, his (Radiohead) family will apparently not be among them. [Pitchfork]

In Bloom: TV director Randall Einhorn has been picked to helm Late Bloomer, the story of a man who went through puberty in three weeks. Based on Ken Baker’s 2001 book Man Made: A Memoir, the story follows Baker’s struggle with a benign tumor that resulted in his hitting puberty at the age of 27, at which point he experienced “all the effects of puberty over an extremely condensed three-week period.” "Extremely condensed" is most definitely an understatement here. [Variety]

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