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Industry Roundup: Gael Garcia Bernal to Play a Boxing Champ

A Knockout: Gael Garcia Bernal will play boxing legend Roberto Duran in Jonathan Jakubowicz's Hands of Stone. Al Pacino is reportedly circling the role of boxing trainer Ray Arecel in the biopic, and onetime Vulture hero Ben Silverman is producing! An excellent lineup so far. [Wrap]

New Adventures: Julia Louis-Dreyfus has inked a deal to star in HBO's comedy pilot Veep, from British comedian, writer, and director Armando Iannucci. Louis-Dreyfus will play a former senator who becomes vice-president. The Times' Frank Rich is producing. [Deadline]

Under New Ownership: ICM has signed actor Brian Austin Green, who currently appears on Desperate Housewives and Megan Fox's arm. [HR]

Haunted Houses: Miranda Otto will headline Fox's drama pilot Locke & Key, based on Joe Hill's comic. The drama tells the story of a family that survives "an unspeakable horror and attempts to rebuild their lives at a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family's past." Okay, then. [Deadline]

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