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Keanu’s Cooking Up a Movie With David Fincher

“Oh, that? It’s just my Hopemonger Hypno-Lamp.”

Keanu’s a Chef, Dude: David Fincher will direct Keanu Reeves in a movie about a chef, according to Production Weekly. That’s pretty much all anyone knows about the Sony-backed project, but we’re guessing it’s about a chef who must keep his oven above 350 degrees, lest it explode and kills dozens of innocent people. Again, just a guess. [Production Weekly via /film]

Domestic Trouble: Eddie Izzard and Brian Dennehy have joined the cast of Every Day, a Richard Levine–directed drama currently shooting in New York. The cross-dressing Brit and Bobby Knight lookalike join Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt in the story about a couple in turmoil. Here’s hoping Dennehy and Izzard play their stable, civil-union-ed gay friends. [Variety]

Saved by Union: Gabrielle Union and writer Frank Spotnitz are teaming up for a much-needed TV cop drama. In development for NBC, the show centers on a detective (Union) who must race to save someone’s life before it’s too late. Spotnitz, who has written for The X-Files, and Union previously worked together on ABC’s failed reworking of Night Stalker. Credit is due for not killing off the victim in the show’s first 30 seconds. [Variety]

Lindsay Must Be Psyched: Fox has renewed the TMZ TV show for two additional season, putting it on the air through 2011. The celebrity-dirt magazine is currently averaging a 2.0 household rating, up 11 percent from the same period a year ago. [HR]

Drug Story: Jason Butler Harner has joined the cast of Tim Robbins’s upcoming Showtime pilot, Possible Side Effects, which also includes, Ellen Burstyn, and Josh Lucas. The drama centers on the dysfunctional Hunt family, which runs a pharmaceutical firm. Harner will play the middle son, who’s also the designated family peacekeeper and only sane one of the lot. The roles of the villainous, underselling Canadians remain uncast. [HR]

It’s Always Going Nowhere: David Hornsby and Artemis Pebdani, two recurring players on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, have been added to the pilot for Boldly Going Nowhere from Sunny trio Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton. The show is about the boring day-to-day happenings on an intergalactic spaceship. Think of it as a slacker’s version of Star Trek. [HR]

Keanu’s Cooking Up a Movie With David Fincher