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Scott Rudin Adds Stieg Larsson to His Bookshelf

Tatted Up: Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures have secured the rights to Stieg Larsson’s novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the other two books in the author’s Millennium Series. Steve Zaillian is in discussions to adapt the the book, which tells the story of a journalist and young female hacker who try to solve the case of a missing heiress. The book is an enormous hit in its homeland Sweden, where they devour murder mysteries like they devour fiskbullar! [THR]

Undercover Brother: Undercovers, J.J. Abrams’ pilot for NBC, has cast its first actor. Gerald McRaney will play the boss of a married couple that works together as spies. The show is being described as Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets The Bourne Identity. Or, more accurately, Alias meets Hart to Hart meets Live! With Regis and Kelly! [THR]

Wolf Man: Joe Manganiello, of HIMYM and One Tree Hill fame, will play Alcide, the alpha wolf on next season’s True Blood. In the book Alcide is summoned by Eric to help Sookie find Bill. He’ll also, and this is just a guess, appear without a shirt. [THR]

Hair Hazard: The Golf Channel has given the greenlight to Donald J. Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf. The show will feature actors, musicians, politicians, business execs and pro athletes competing against each other on the links. The golfers will be playing for charity and the chance to spend one night as Tiger Woods’ wingman. [Variety]

Race Relations: Chris Columbus will produce a screen adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestselling novel The Help. Written and directed by Tate Taylor, the movie will revolve around black domestic servants and their rich white employers in Mississippi before the civil rights era. [Variety]

Scott Rudin Adds Stieg Larsson to His Bookshelf