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Demetri Martin Will Make Love, Not War for Ang Lee

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Martin to Woodstock: Beloved New York comic and Daily Show correspondent Demetri Martin is in negotiations to star in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock for Focus. He’ll play the man who inadvertently sets in motion the legendary 1969 concert, and the good news is he already looks the part. Get a haircut, you hippie! Or, we guess, don’t, if you want this part. [Variety]

Zellweger Finds Proof: Renee Zellweger will executive produce Living Proof, an original movie for Lifetime. She wrangled her Chilled in Miami co-star, Harry Connick Jr., to play the lead: a doctor who develops a breast cancer drug and must fight to push it through drug trials so he can save the lives of thousands of women. Seriously Lifetime, just put this puppy on loop cause it don’t get any better than this, ladies. [HR]

Mendes Mixes it Up: Maggie Gyllenhaal will replace Toni Collette in Sam Mendes’s untitled relationship comedy, the one written by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, the one that might actually be funny. We can already imagine the McSweeney’s version of the news: Other People or Things That Could Replace Toni Collette and An Open Letter to Maggie Gyllenhaal From Toni Collette’s Old Trailer. [Variety]

Yune Asks a Ninja: Remember last week when you asked your brother about Rick Yune? You were all, “What’s Rick Yune up to these days, I haven’t seen him since he had that tiny part James Bond: Die Another Day.” Even if you didn’t do that last week, apparently the Wachowski brothers did; they’ve just cast him in their upcoming action movie, Ninja Assassin. As far as we can tell, Yune has two key ingredients that make a great ninja: (1) he’s an Olympic-caliber Tae Kwon Do master, and (2) he’s Asian-American. [HR]

Imperioli Seeing Ghosts: Michael Imperioli (Christopher on The Sopranos) misses his friends so much he’s staging a mini-reunion by directing his script, The Hungry Ghosts, with a cast that includes fellow Sopranos alums Steven Schirripa and Sharon Angela. He plans to start shooting in New York if he ever gets to finish Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones. [Variety]

Regency Gets Dangerous: New Regency has picked up the rights to James Patterson’s The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, the story of a conflicted teen who “yearns to discover secrets about himself” as he battles aliens. Presumably the secret he discovers is that James Patterson is kinda hacky. [Variety]

Demetri Martin Will Make Love, Not War for Ang Lee