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Amy Adams to Bring Zach Galifianakis Out of His Shell

Ginger Love: Amy Adams and Zach Galifianakis are set to star in Ridley and Tony Scott’s comedy Town House. Based on Tish Cohen’s debut novel, the story centers on an agoraphobic (Galifianakis) who lives off his rock-star father’s royalties. But when the cash starts running out, he and his teenage son are forced to leave the house. He meets a hot young thing (Adams) who teaches him a sappy life lesson. It’s set to start shooting next summer, but Adams should start preparing now, because it sounds like she’s going to have to kiss that beard. [Variety]

Drive Me to Hell: Billy Bob Thornton will star with The “Dwayne Johnson” Rock in Faster, George Tillman’s upcoming action drama. The Rock will play Driver, an ex-con out to avenge his brother’s death. Thornton will play Cop, the cop trying to stop him. And the role of Killer, a hit man after Driver, is still up for grabs. If only Zach Galifianakis weren’t busy! [Variety]

Twin Hills: Adam Sandler has signed on to play both Jack and Jill in a romantic comedy called Jack and Jill. That’s all. Variety says no more about this Columbia Pictures film, leading one to conclude that it’s part of Hollywood’s new strategy to produce movies with no plot, in which all the characters are played by the same marketable actor. Genius! [Variety]

Picture Imperfect: Josh Lawson, Emma Lung, and Ron Perlman will headline Charles de Lauzirika’s indie-thriller Crave. The movie centers on a distressed photographer (Lawson) who’s haunted by the urban decay around him. His life is thrown into chaos when his relationship with a young hottie (Lung) ends, and a hard-nosed detective (Perlman) tries to hunt him down. Advice: Give up. A manhunt headed by Ron Perlman can only end badly. [HR]

Rabbit Tale: January Jones has signed on to star opposite Nic Cage in The Hungry Rabbit Jumps, which isn’t actually about rabbits. Instead, it’s about a man (Cage) who enlists a vigilante group to help him go after his wife’s (Jones) attackers. He promises the group a favor for its help, but when it comes time to repay, he finds himself in a bit of a bind. Presumably, a famished Roger Rabbit will make a cameo. [HR]

Amy Adams to Bring Zach Galifianakis Out of His Shell