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Hilary Duff Plays It ‘Cool’

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But Is She Too Cool for School?: Hilary Duff has joined Winona Ryder, Sean Astin, and Chevy Chase in Mark and Michael Polish’s Stay Cool, a “knowing-your-age” comedy about a successful author who meets up with his unrequited high-school crush when he comes back to deliver a high-school graduation speech. Duff will play a “sexy high school senior who flirts with the visiting author and invites him to prom.” She can currently be seen in John Cusack’s War, Inc., playing who-cares-it’s-terrible-don’t-see-it. [HR]

Showtime Falls for Clooney: George Clooney has set up The Fall of Bob at Showtime, a half-hour comedy about a man whose life flashes before his eyes as he jumps off a building. We can already tell that this series’ finale is going to have a huge impact. [Variety]

Millar Is Wanted for Sequel: Another score for primary-source Internet news! Mark Millar has posted on his own message board that he’s already in talks to develop Wanted 2 for Universal because “everyone knows this is going to make a LOT of dough.” [Comingsoon]

White Also Rocking Sequel: Another score for primary-source live-human news! Mike White tells a panel at the Los Angeles Film Festival that he just turned in a script for School of Rock 2, and that he can’t go into it, but it made him cry. We would cry tears of joy at a sequel to Chuck & Buck. Oodly oodly oodly oodly oodly oodly fun fun fun! [Defamer]

Jonaspocalypse Now Redux: Just like the T-1000 in Terminator 2, shoot The Jonas Brothers as much as you want, but they’ll always come back and they won’t stop until you’re good and dead. Even after its lackluster ratings by HSM2 standards, Disney Channel wasted no time in announcing a Camp Rock sequel, thus postponing Jonas Judgment Day to at least fall ‘09. [HR]

Cowell Is Going to Hollywood: Simon Cowell’s Paul Potts project, One Chance, is moving ahead at Paramount now that The Bucket List’s Justin Zackman is aboard to write the script. If you somehow aren’t one of the 26 gazillion people who’ve seen his amazing story of becoming an opera singer via a spot on Britain’s Got Talent, watch this YouTube video immediately. We must say, Paul Potts, you’ve come a long way from being a brutal Cambodian dictator. [HR]

Hilary Duff Plays It ‘Cool’