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Marion Cotillard Gets a Date With Johnny Depp

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Cotillard Faces Enemies: What do you get for a Best Actress Oscar nomination? A free dress, a bunch of free dinners, and if you’re Marion Cotillard, a chance to make out with Johnny Depp by landing a role as the torch-singer girlfriend to his John Dillinger in Michael Mann’s period crime drama Public Enemies. [HR]

Ebersole, Wilson Make Night Music: Tony-award-winning Grey Gardens co-stars Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson will reunite this summer for a limited number of concert performances of A Little Night Music at Tanglewood and the Boston Pops. You probably already can’t get tickets to this. [Playbill]

Cleese Comes Down to Earth: Eighteen years after Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, John Cleese has finally recovered enough to risk playing another brilliant scientist in a non-intentionally-comedic film as he takes on the role of a Nobel laureate opposite Keanu Reeves in Fox’s sci-fi epic The Day the Earth Stood Still. [IGN]

Redford Sports Woods: Robert Redford announces that after Sundance he will produce and star in an adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir of his experience hiking the Appalachian trail, A Walk in the Woods, with Barry Levinson set to direct. If made correctly, this would be the funniest movie of the year. It will not be made correctly. [AP]

Beyoncé Hops in Cadillac: Beyoncé will co-star as legendary blues and soul singer Etta James alongside Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, and Cedric the Entertainer in Cadillac Records, the story of the South Side Chicago blues label Chess Records. While Beyoncé certainly adds heat to any film, it should be noted that she looks about as much like Etta James as we do. [Blackfilm]

Most Stable Gig in Hollywood: Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, and Tobin “Jigsaw” Bell himself all will return for Saw V, set to open Halloween 2008. And by “will return,” we mean, “stayed on set and kept shooting the day after Saw IV wrapped.” [IGN]

Gnarls Barkley Almost Back: Gnarls Barkley’s as-yet-untitled sophomore album is somehow almost finished, despite the fact that Danger Mouse is simultaneously involved in producing everything else, including the next Black Keys album, Attack and Release, Martina Topley-Bird’s The Blue God, and Shortwave Set’s Replica Sun Machine. [Billboard]

Marion Cotillard Gets a Date With Johnny Depp