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Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Menaced by Claymation

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Connelly, Bettany Born Together: Real-life couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly sign on to co-star in Born. Psychological thriller, produced by Guillermo del Toro and Clive Barker, follows a Claymation artist whose characters come to life. With luck, Chucky will make a cameo. [Variety]

Langella On the Hook: Tony winner Frank Langella will star in On the Hook, indie drama about a whistle-blowing energy executive. Elliott Gould co-stars. [Variety]

Pixar Goes Up: Pixar Animation Studios announces project your kids will demand to watch 50 times in 2009: Up, about a 70-year-old man who fights evil. Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.) will direct. [Variety]

Bernal, Glover Suffer Blindness: Gael García Bernal, Danny Glover, and Alice Braga join cast of Fernando Meirelles’s Blindness, based on Jose Saramago’s novel. If everyone plays blind in this movie, then who gets the Oscar? [HR]

Just Do It Onscreen: Twentieth Century Fox options Doug Brown’s book proposal for Just Do It, nonfiction about a man and his wife having sex for 100 straight days. So … where is Judd Apatow? [Publishers Marketplace]

Editor Moves Galore: Top editor Scott Moyers leaves the Penguin Press to become a director with Andrew Wylie’s literary agency in New York. Moyers will be replaced by Eamon Dolan, well-regarded editor at Houghton Mifflin who acquired Fast Food Nation. [PW]

King Novella On Newsstands Today: A new novella by Stephen King, The Gingerbread Girl, appears in its entirety in the July issue of Esquire, on newsstands today. The novella, about a woman who encounters a serial killer in the Florida Keys, runs 23 pages in the magazine. [AP]

Farm Aid Comes to New York: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews will play September concert at Randall’s Island to support American family farmers. Press conference features Mike Bloomberg awkwardly laughing at Nelson’s jokes about his “Maui stash.” [Billboard]

Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Menaced by Claymation