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Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, Reunited and It Feels So Good

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4 Fast 4 Furious?: Do you sometimes find it hard to believe in love? Well, doubt no more, because Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are in negotiations to reignite their smoldering romantic chemistry from The Fast and the Furious for the fourth installment of Universal’s lucrative franchise. [HR]

Portman Chooses Between Brothers: Natalie Portman gets to answer every girl’s eternal question — “Would you rather make out with Spider-Man or Donnie Darko?” — when she co-stars as a young woman torn between Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in Jim Sheridan’s romantic drama Brothers. [Variety]

Hardwicke Helms Twilight: Nativity Story director Catherine Hardwicke will direct an adaptation of Twilight, the first novel in Stephanie Meyer’s popular young-adult series. Hardwicke promises to do a better job with Twilight than she did with the last beloved best-seller she adapted, the New Testament. [Variety]

Freeman, McDormand, Gallagher in Country Girl: Mike Nichols directs
Morgan Freeman, Frances McDormand, and Peter Gallagher in Broadway revival of the Clifford Odets drama The Country Girl. While we’re delighted to see Freeman on Broadway, when exactly is he doing all this stuff? [Playbill]

Forster on Jury Duty: Marc Forster will direct an adaptation of the BBC miniseries The Jury for Fox 2000. Forster’s film of The Kite Runner opens next month and he’s in preproduction on the 22nd James Bond film, making him the Morgan Freeman of directors. [Variety]

Tintin Is Racist: Little, Brown cancels plans to republish the 1931 graphic novel Tintin in the Congo in the United States. The reason for the cancellation is unclear, but Congo has been called racist for its depiction of Africans, and, along with Tintin and the Wealthy Jews and Tintin in the Valley of the Women Who Play Fundamentally Sound Basketball, remains widely unavailable. [NYT]

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, Reunited and It Feels So Good