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Sandra Bullock to Hunt Mercenaries With the Boys

The dangers of excessive exposure to Yule Logs.

Bullock is Expendable: Sylvester Stallone is in hot pursuit of Sandra Bullock as he tries to add her to the testosterone-filled cast of his action disaster The Expendables. Sly has already cast Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Forest Whitaker, and Randy Couture in the tale of mercenaries out to depose a dictator. Bullock, thankfully, won’t play a gun-toting mercenary but rather a government agent out to stop the brutes. Seems safe to assume she’ll be that rare type of government agent who wears thin white tank tops as she chases cons through the rain forest. [JoBlo]

Ugly Lauren: Dexter co-star Lauren Vélez is making friends with Ugly Betty. Vélez’s multi-episode arc will have her play Elena, a nurse that enters the lives of the Suarez family because of a plot twist that might involve the death of a major character. If it’s little Justin, we’re going to be very very upset. And if it’s Betty, well, it’s time to make this show about Justin anyway. [HR]

Tron-a-thon: Bruce Boxleitner has joined fellow Tron star Jeff Bridges in Tr2n, the follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi flick. In the original, Bridges plays an arcade owner who is digitally reconstituted into a 3-D computer world. Once there, he teams up with Boxleitner to outsmart the malicious program that turned him into a bunch of pixels. Tr2n is set to be the next chapter. Now, if they could just do something about that name. [Coming Soon]

Cromer is Broadway Bound: David Cromer has signed on to direct the Broadway revivals of Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound. The two autobiographical comedies by Neil Simon will begin rehearsal in the summer, start previews in the fall and, if recent Broadway history is any indication, close a week later. [Variety]

Sandra Bullock to Hunt Mercenaries With the Boys