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Daily Recap: Adam Sandler to Adapt Tonka Trucks into Animated Movie, Cronenberg for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' & More

Sony is developing an animated film based on the famous children's toy, Tonka trucks. No word on if this will be a Cars-esque type of film, but Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company will produce. Sandler is also producing a movie version of Hasbro's Candy Land. [Deadline]

Speaking of Sandler, That's My Boy hits theaters this weekend and the cast, including Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester and Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice) sat down with us for exclusive interviews. They share teacher crushes and Vanilla Ice freestyles a rap.

David Cronenberg as Fifty Shades of Grey director? According to tweets sent out by Bret Easton Ellis, the Cosmopolis director is his choice for who he would like to direct the film adapation of the best-selling book series. [THR]

There's few hotter actors at the box office (literally and financially speaking) right now than Chris Hemsworth. With The Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman now in the rear-view mirror (after piling up a ton of cash in the process), Hemsworth has signed on to star in the film adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea, a disaster tale based on Moby Dick. Joe Roth is producing with DreamWorks expressing interest in the film. Blood Diamond writer Charles Leavitt wrote the adapted script. [Deadline]

Meanwhile, Universal has tapped Contraband writer Aaron Guzikowski to rewrite the studio's Moby Dick movie, with the aim of scaling back on the budget for director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). [Variety]

Conservative radio and TV personality Glenn Beck will continue dividing the nation after signing a 5-year, $100 million radio deal. [THR]

Leighton Meester has won a bizarre and messy court case against her mother, Constance Meester. A judge ruled in favor of the Gossip Girl actress' motion to not have any contact with her mother. The lawsuit originated when Leighton filed a lawsuit against her mother claiming she had wrongly pilfered $7,500 a month that Leighton sent back home for her sick brother. Instead, the lawsuit alleged Constance used the money to finance cosmetic procedures such Botox, hand fillers and hair extensions. Mother Meester then countersued, alleging the actress had repeatedly hit her with a bottle and had once promised her a sum of $10,000 per month for life. [TMZ]

The Guys Choice Awards went down this past weekend and among the winners was The Dark Knight Rises for Most Manticipated Movie. Here's Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan accepting the award (with a two second blip of Kate Beckinsale) following a montage featuring the Foo Fighters intro'd by Mark Walhberg. And speaking of TDKR, tickets went on sale today!

After surviving breast cancer five years ago, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts  told GMA viewers this morning that she has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS),  a disease of the blood and bone marrow caused by cancer treatment. [THR]

Holograms are all the rage now. Even Bill Murray performed a comedy bit with one on David Letterman's late night show. One estate that isn't jumping on the hologram bandwagon is Marilyn Monroe's. Digicon Media holds a copyright on Virtual Marilyn and plans to feature the blonde bombshell singing and interacting with live music stars. The company received a cease-and-desist letter from her estate. But that didn't end the dispute. You can read the full transcripts over on THR.

Rock of Ages opens up this weekend and Warner Bros. has released a bunch of new content. Check out a highlight reel from last Friday's premiere, which includes clips from an after-party concert with Poison and Def Leppard as well as a new clip featuring Catherin Zeta-Jones covering Pat Benatar's Hit Me with Your Best Shot.

Disney has announced a release date for Frozen, an animated film featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel. The story tells of a young girl who teams up with a rugged mountain man who together must find the Snow Queen and put an end to an icy spell that has left her kingdom in eternal winter. The film arrives November 27, 2013.

Rapper/actor Common is set to star in a remake of Francois Truffaut's The Man Who Loved Women. The remake will be "an urban update" to the 1977 film by the French auteur.

For all you Prometheus fans, Ridley Scott has announced that there will be an extended cut of the movie on DVD and Blu-ray that will run 20 minutes longer than what is being shown in theaters.

Finally, 3D Spider-Man tattoo art..

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