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Bourne 4 Set?: A close read of a Universal press release suggests that Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon are set to return for a fourth installment of the Jason Bourne series. Title? We suggest The Bourne Syllogism. [Cinematical]
Gossett Jr. Celebrates August: After many years as a cautionary example to ebullient Academy Awards recipients, Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. looks to be back on the upswing with the announcement that he will star in the Kennedy Center’s production of August Wilson’s Fences, part of the Center’s retrospective titled “August Wilson’s 20th Century,” opening next month. Actually, click through and read; this is a pretty phenomenal lineup of talent they’ve put together. [Playbill]
Statham to Continue to Transport Things: Jason Statham officially signs on for a third installment of his internationally successful Transporter franchise, which should come as a great relief to fans concerned that the tangled web of surrogate-familial relationships and sharp critique of societal institutions that characterized the first two films would be left hanging. [Variety]
Collins the Younger Joins Nick: Nickelodeon hires Lily Collins, a broadcast-journalism major and the daughter of Phil Collins, to appear in regular programming spots between shows on the network to keep viewers informed of the latest entertainment news. Collins is eventually expected to enter a period of experimental group journalism, followed by a more mainstream phase of solo journalism, before eventually beating out the daughters of Trey Parker and Matt Stone for a prestigious journalism award and then writing the worst Broadway musical ever. [HR]
Getting a Little Lonely Without Steve Winwood?: Well, dry your tears, ’cause Steve Winwood is back, starting with a three-show run this week at Madison Square Garden alongside Eric Clapton, followed in April by Nine Lives, his first album in five years. Does the world seem … smoother all of a sudden? [Billboard]
Szabo Answers the Door: Istvan Szabo announces his next project, a German-French-Hungarian adaptation of the Magda Szabo novel The Door, about a novelist and her enigmatic housekeeper. Man, can’t you almost taste the Isabelle Huppert and the boredom? [Variety]
Incredible Lineup Reports Sasquatch! Sightings: The 2008 Sasquatch! Music Festival, held in Quincy, Washington, from May 24 to 26, lands a great lineup, including R.E.M., the Cure, Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Flight of the Conchords, The New Pornographers, The Hives, and The Breeders. We were planning to fly up and see this but decided it made more sense to just buy a house there and rent rooms to other people going to Sasquatch. [Billboard]Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon Are ‘Bourne’ Again?