HBO Is Making a New I, Claudius


Thirty-five years after the mini-series I, Claudius was first broadcast, HBO is ready to return to Rome. The pay-cable network just signed a pact with the BBC to remake Claudius, a hot property that had been pursued for years — at one point, Leonardo DiCaprio intended to star in a feature-film version — to no avail. Begin your fantasy casting now: Who could play Derek Jacobi's title role? (And don't say Paul Giamatti, because we know you were about to.) [Deadline]