Daily Recap: Hugh Laurie Out, Clive Owen Considered for Villain Role in 'RoboCop' Remake, Beloved Muppeteer Dies

News and Notes

Hugh Laurie has dropped out of playing the villain in RoboCop, not that he was ever officially in to begin with. Word is Clive Owen is in talks to play the villainous rich CEO of OmniCorp. [Variety | Deadline]

On the heels of Summit tapping Limitless director Neil Burger to helm a film adaptation of the Veronica Lake young adult fiction series Divergent, Fox has now launched their own YA film adaptation, naming Wes Ball as director of The Maze Runner. The book follows a teenage boy named Thomas who wakes up one day with no memory of his past and finds himself enclosed in a place called The Glade. The book was written by James Dashner. [Deadline]

After fighting various health issues over the past decade, Jerry Nelson has died. Nelson was one of the original Muppeteers hired by Jim Henson and puppeteered almost 1,000 of Henson's creations over his 47-year career. This image has spread throughout various social media sites in memoriam.

Tom Cruise will end up paying $4.8 million in child support to Katie Holmes to raise Suri. That works out to $400,000 a year until Suri turns 18. [Vulture]

Angela Bassett has signed on to play Coretta Scott King in Lifetime's Betty and Coretta which details the two single mothers who carried on after the assassinations of their husbands. Betty Shabazz was Malcom X's widow while Coretta was Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow. Mary J. Blige will play Betty. [THR]

What are the Top 25 favorite movies in the world of internet dating? According to eHarmony, The Hangover and The Notebook top the list. See the rest here.

 

Videos, Clips and Trailers

Here's a teaser of The Girl starring Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren. The movie debuts on HBO on October 20.

Jimmy Fallon combined reggae music with barbershop quartet during a segment of his show last night. Check out the results. Here are two new TV spots for Frankenweenie.

A new Dredd featurette explains what the drug Slo-Mo is and why it's dangerous.

Pics and Posters

New posters for Life of Pi and Trouble with the Curve have arrived.

A new batch of pics from Lawless have found their way online. The film opens August 29.

Here are two new character posters for Looper.

Check out this cool poster for the special screening of The Master in San Francisco earlier this week.

Look who got to hang with NPH today. I'd say she's impressed.

Finally, a superhero mash-up of Iron Man and Ghost Rider. Ghost Man, Iron Rider or Ghost Iron Rider Man?

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