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Industry Roundup: Holmes, Caviezel

Seeing Double: Katie Holmes is in talks to star opposite Adam Sandler and Al Pacino in Jack and Jill, a comedy directed by Dennis Dugan. The film centers on “family man” Jack who must deal with his twin sister Jill when she visits for Thanksgiving and won’t leave. The wrinkle: Sandler is playing both Jack and Jill in the film. Holmes will play Sandler’s wife, and Pacino will be playing himself. This seems like one of those projects that’s either going to be totally brilliant or the most disastrous thing there’s ever been. [HR]

Autumn Outings: Joanna Newsom - about to head out on a set of dates in Europe - has announced a U.S. tour launching this November in Arizona, which will wrap up later in the month at New York’s Carnegie Hall. While concertgoers actually might get to hear a Kid Rock cover, they almost definitely won’t be getting her rendition of “Bad Romance.” [Pitchfork]

Jim In Transit: Jim Caviezel has been cast in the thriller Transit about thieves on the run post-bank robbery who come across a suburban family on its way to a camping trip. The criminals accidentally stash their money in the family’s SUV, which leaves the road trippers running from a “a murderous band of outlaws.” Caviezel will play the family’s “protective father” in a cast that includes Elisabeth Rohm, Harold Perrineau and Diora Baird. [HR]

Rule Bending: WWE has begun production on Bending the Rules, a drama that will see Jamie Kennedy playing a D.A. trying to take down a New Orleans police detective (WWE star Adam “Edge” Copeland) on corruption charges. The D.A. loses the case and his “prized possession” (a 1956 Studebaker Goldenhawk) gets stolen, which leads him on a chase to try and get it back. The cast is rounded out by Jessica Walter, Jennifer Esposito, Alicia Witt and Phillip Baker Hall. Only a movie from the WWE could bring a group this eclectic together. [Deadline]

Force of Nature: Paul Verhoeven will direct the historical drama Hidden Force, his first film since 2006’s Black Book. Force based on the novel by Louis Couperus, takes place in 1900 on the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies. Verhoeven, whose family lived in the East Indies (now Indonesia), said he has always wanted to direct a film about the location. [Variety]

Good News For Good Things: Magnolia Pictures has acquired the U.S. rights to Andrew Jarecki’s All Good Things, and the studio will release the film this December. The murder mystery, set in 1980s New York City, stars Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella. [Deadline]

Industry Roundup: Holmes, Caviezel