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Morgan Freeman Is a Dirty Old Man

Two-Hour Viagra Commercial: Warner Bros. has picked up an untitled comedy from writers Josh Cagan and Greg Coolidge with Morgan Freeman attached to star. The script, which has the working title Dirty Old Men, is about an old playboy who meets the love of his life. His wingman of 40 years (Freeman) is not too keen on this development and tries to break up the new couple. Warner Bros. is hoping to snag Jack Nicholson to star as the playboy, reuniting the duo from your grandpa’s favorite movie of 2007, The Bucket List. [HR]

Class Reunion: Katie Holmes is set to replace Liv Tyler in The Romantics, an independent film about eight college friends who reunite for a wedding. Holmes will play Laura, the maid of honor to the bride played by Anna Paquin. The film also includes Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Jeremy Strong, and an album’s worth of Feist songs. [Variety]

Howdy Neighbor: Julia Roberts’s production company has picked up the rights to In the Neighborhood, a nonfiction book by Peter Lovenheim set to come out next April. The story revolves around a man trying to fight suburban isolation. He tries to get to know his neighbors by sleeping over at their houses, but it backfires when his neighbors realize he’s a really weird guy. [Variety]

They’re Back: Paramount is now the proud owner of Marc Haimes’s family action flick Jitters. The script is being kept secret, but is said to be in the vein of Gremlins, which as we all know, is a very good vein. [Variety]

At It Like Rabbits: Robert Zemeckis is at work on the sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The writers of the original, Jeffery Price and Peter Seaman, are onboard to write this latest attempt to revive Roger. We’ll be interested in seeing how Jessica Rabbit has aged in the 21 years since we last saw her. Surely gravity hasn’t been kind. [MTV]

Morgan Freeman Is a Dirty Old Man