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Zachary Quinto to Do His Best Gershwin

Rhapsody with Spock: DreamWorks’ George Gerswin biopic has found its star according to Mike Flemming, and it’s Zachary Quinto. The Star Trek and Heroes star will play the famed composer in the film written by Doug Wright. DreamWorks currently has Quinto working with accent and dialogue coaches as shooting seems set to begin in a few months. The real question at this point though is if Steven Speilberg will choose this as his next film or if he’ll go with Lincoln or another unknown biopic about a dead white guy. [Deadline]

Something Lame: Ginnifer Goodwin is in talks to star in Something Borrowed, a rom-com with a title that we can’t believe hasn’t already been used for a rom-com. Based on a novel of the same name by Emily Griffin, the films revolves around a New York lawyer (Goodwin) who sparks up a romance with her best friend’s fiance. Sounds like his penis is the thing that is being borrowed. [Variety]

Woah: ABC Family is doing its part to revive the careers of Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. The network has ordered 10 episodes of Melissa and Joey, about a politician forced to take in her niece and nephew and the impeccably groomed manny she hires to take care of them. We’re guessing Joey doesn’t get to the first commercial break without saying “woah!” [Variety]

Small Wonders: Spike TV has given the greenlight to two documentary -style series. Scrappers is about a group of competitors in Brooklyn who hunt for the best junk they can find to build things. Half Pint Brawlers continues TV’s little person love affair as it follows a traveling group of little person wrestlers. Just in case you needed confirmation of the obvious, “The series is billed as a cross between Jackass and Little People, Big World.” [THR]

Story Time: As a part of its Saturday night film series, Syfy (nee Sci Fi) is planning to put a modern twist on classic stories. That means updates of Hansel & Gretel, which involves Hansel seeking out the witch for revenge, and Little Red Riding Hood, in which a descendant of Little Red finds out that her family is full of werewolf slayers. [THR]

Zachary Quinto to Do His Best Gershwin