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Rachel Weisz’s Dream Is More Like a Nightmare

Not So Dreamy: Rachel Weisz will star in the Jim Sheridan thriller Dream House opposite Daniel Craig and Naomi Watts, playing the wife of a New York publishing executive (Craig) who moves his family to a seemingly “dream home” only to discover it was the scene of a murder of a mother and her kids. At which point Weisz thanks God she married James Bond. [HR]

Two-0: Alex O’Loughlin will join Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim as the lead of the upcoming CBS Hawaii Five-0 remake. O’Loughlin - who starred in two recent short-lived series, Moonlight and Three Rivers - will play Steve McGarrett, head of the Hawaii State Police Department. O’Loughlin will be crossing his fingers that the third time’s a charm, while Dae Kim will just be happy to be on a show in which everyone’s in the same decade. [HR]

Lehane to the Rescue: Best-selling author Dennis Lehane, who wrote the novels Mystic River and Shutter Island (but not the screenplays), will produce his very first script for the silver screen, adapting his own short story, Animal Rescue. The plot is centered on a killing that “results from a lost and contested pit bull.” We’re going to focus more on the fact that Lehane briefly wrote for The Wire and less on the “pit bull”-ness. [Variety]

Big Deal: Susan Sarandon is in talks to join The Big Valley, a film based on the TV series created by her late father, producer Louis F. Edelman. She would play Victoria Barkley, matriarch of a 1870s ranching family. Sigh, we were hoping the “big valley” referred to some sort of metaphorical post-breakup depression. [HR]

Trio Hits Boulevard: Pierce Brosnan, Ed Harris and Jim Gaffigan will star in the indie Salvation Boulevard for Mandalay Vision. The comedic thriller is set in the “world of mega-churches” in which a former-Deadhead-turned-born-again-Christian is chased by fundamentalist members of his mega-church who would “do anything” to protect their pastor. So kind of like if GI Joe was set in the world of The Blind Side. [Variety]

From Numb3rs to… More Numbers: Numb3rs star David Krumholtz will star in an untitled Fox comedy pilot about the I.R.S., produced by Ron Howard. Krumholtz will play Michael Bluth Spencer, a guy who “attempts to find nobility in his work.” [Variety]

Rachel Weisz’s Dream Is More Like a Nightmare