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Sigourney Weaver Will Vamp It Up

Weaver Ain’t Clueless: Sigourney Weaver will play a vampire queen in Vamps, an upcoming “romantic horror-comedy” from Amy Heckerling (Clueless). The “modern-day” tale follows two “beautiful young vampires” — Clueless star Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter — who are living the idyllic New York City life until “love enters the picture.” Weaver will play Ciccerus, a queen who turns the two girls into vampires, before taking them for fun vampire makeovers and wild vampire shopping while they share juicy vampire gossip. [HR]

Daniels Finds His King
: Lee Daniels (Precious) is filling out the cast for Selma, casting British actor David Oyelowo to play Martin Luther King Jr. No pressure, David, you’re only playing one of the most famous people ever in the follow-up for a director who was nominated for an Oscar for his last film. And in case that wasn’t enough to freak you out, you’re acting opposite Wolverine! [HR]

Evans Goes Indie: Chris Evans will star in Puncture, about a “troubled young attorney” who struggles with drug addiction while taking on a health-care giant. Adam and Mark Kassen are directing from Chris Lopta’s script. Low budget, no other big-name stars, buzzy topic … looks like someone’s gunning for an Independent Spirit Award nom! [Variety]

Tracy’s Tactics: Tracy Morgan will return for a second season as host for Scare Tactics, a “prank series” on Syfy. Apparently the show — in its fourth edition — is a hidden-camera series in which unsuspecting individuals find themselves in “horror-film cliché” situations. Frankly, we’d prefer a half-hour of Tracy playing improbable, goofy pranks on Jenna Maroney. [HR]

Selleck Heads to Brooklyn: Tom Selleck is close to signing on for the lead in CBS’ untitled drama about a family of New York City cops. He would play Michael, a “handsome, confident and highly commended” police chief who lives in Brooklyn with his father, the ex-chief (Len Cariou). Seems like totally ho-hum casting until you find out Cariou is only six years older than his “son” … then, it’s just kind of weird. [HR]

Sigourney Weaver Will Vamp It Up