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Industry Roundup: Mustafa, AMC

Promoted: Isaiah Mustafa has been moved from one Tyler Perry movie to another. Mustafa was to appear in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, but now will instead take a leading role in Madea’s Big Happy Family. He’ll play Calvin, a man “struggling with his marriage and family relationships.” The Man Your Man Could Smell Like said he isn’t sure why Perry made the switch, but he certainly isn’t complaining. “I don’t know why Mr. Perry made the swap,” he said ” “I didn’t ask him his reasoning. I’m just really happy to have gotten this role. It’s one of the leads, where in Colored Girls, I would have just been in one or two scenes.” It’s refreshing to see an actor still fresh-faced enough to be using honorifics. [HR]

5 For 5: AMC has given a full series order to the pilot The Killing about the murder of a young girl and the police investigation that follows. The show, from writer/executive producer Veena Sud (Cold Case), will be renamed, and is slated to premiere in 2011. Impressively, AMC has a perfect pilot-to-series record, as all five pilots the network has developed have been picked up for a full series order. [Deadline]

The Write Way: Belle and Sebastian have announced that the name of their new record, the group’s first since 2006’s The Life Pursuit, will be called Belle and Sebastian Write About Love. To the point! There is no release date for the record yet. [Pitchfork]

Studio Nabs Killbook: Paramount has picked up the rights to Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter, a giant art-filled coffee table book. The story centers on a bounty hunter with the “talent of 500 soldiers,” who is created by a weapons organization to take part in its “army of Paladins.” He is framed and sent to prison, before escaping and entering a world of “shark-men, ninjas and burlesque girls” where he tries to figure out who set him up. Though it probably can’t be too easy to concentrate on solving the mystery what with the shark-men, ninjas and burlesque girls running about. [Heat Vision/HR]

All About Eve: Newcomer Eve Hewson has won a co-starring role opposite Sean Penn in This Must Be the Place, an indie directed by Paolo Sorrentino. The film follows an aging rock star (Penn) trying to track down a Nazi criminal who tormented his father in a concentration camp. Hewson will play a “gothic-punk music fan” who is close friends with Penn’s character. [Variety]

Industry Roundup: Mustafa, AMC