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J.J. Abrams and Josh Marston Plan Our Next Obsession

From left, J.J. Abrams; Josh Marston.Photos: Getty Images

Marston, Abrams Team Up: Josh Marston (Maria Full of Grace) will write and direct an untitled supernatural thriller for J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot and Paramount. Details are being kept quiet, but expect to launch any minute now. [Variety]

Kidman Back in Horror: Nicole Kidman will star in and produce remake of Colombian horror film Al final del espectro for Universal, playing a woman who sees a ghost. Given that The Others is Kidman’s best movie ever, we hope this might be kind of good. [Variety]

Jonny Quest to WB: Warner Brothers will produce live-action Jonny Quest to accompany its live-action Speed Racer. Who will be next in the race to the big screen: Magilla Gorilla or Huckleberry Hound? [Variety]

Coogan to Fly Like an Eagle: Steve Coogan will play ski-jump folk hero Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, who memorably soared to a last-place finish in the 1988 Winter Olympics. “His balls must be made of titanium,” Coogan notes. This news is too awesome to make fun of. [Variety]

Brick Lane to Film: Monica Ali’s novel of the British immigrant experience, Brick Lane, acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for film. Sarah Gavron will direct; Abi Morgan and Laura Jones will write. [Variety]

Grazer Brings FBI to Fox: Brian Grazer’s Imagine will produce The FBI for Fox. The series, which has full cooperation of the Bureau, will revolve around a character based on John O’Neill, who famously warned of terrorism before being killed on September 11. [Variety]

Palminteri Revives Bronx Tale: Chazz Palminteri will bring his one-man show A Bronx Tale back to the stage for a Broadway engagement starting in October. Actor plays fourteen characters in the show, all of whom look and sound exactly like Chazz Palminteri. [Variety]

J.J. Abrams and Josh Marston Plan Our Next Obsession