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Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Gael García Bernal to Thrill You! At a Languid, Quirky Pace

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Murray, Swinton, Bernal Accept Limits: Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Gael García Bernal star in Jim Jarmusch’s new film The Limits of Control, about a mysterious loner trying to finish an illegal job. Limits is described as a “thriller,” but with Jarmusch at the helm, no one’s likely to mistake it for an episode of 24. [HR]

Page, Murphy Proud to Join Peacock: Ellen Page will play a (presumably non-Junoesque) struggling mother who is drawn into the orbit of a man suffering from multiple personalities (Cillian Murphy) in the psychological thriller Peacock. With her astonishing current slate of projects, we estimate that Page should get her next vacation right around the start of Huckabee’s second term. [HR]

Landis Is Ghoulishly Yours: John Landis will helm the super-fun-sounding Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines, a biopic of the publisher of EC Comics and Mad Magazine who later became a First Amendment champion when he testified before the Senate subcommittee on juvenile delinquency in 1954. Check out the Senate transcript in his Wikipedia entry and you’ll see what a treat this could be if Landis doesn’t blow it. [Variety]

Rock, Scott Land on Planet 51: When you think of the great Hollywood couples, you think Bogie and Bacall, Hepburn and Tracy, Hope and Crosby, and Seann William Scott and The Rock, who come together for their third collaboration as voices on New Line’s animated feature Planet 51. Jessica Biel and Justin Long also join. [HR]

Revival Boeing Ahead: Christine Baranski, Bradley Whitford, and Mark Rylance star in a revival of Mark Camoletti’s somewhat dated sixties farce Boeing Boeing, about an architect desperately trying to balance relationships with three stewardesses, opening in May at the Longacre on Broadway. Oh, man, please, please, PLEASE let Baranski be the architect and Whitford and Rylance be two of the stewardesses! (And the third? Why, Zac Efron, of course!) [NYT]

Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Gael García Bernal to Thrill You! At a Languid, Quirky Pace