Scoop This: Alyssa Milano Joins 'Ghostbusters', Coen Brothers Remaking Classic Western and Anne Hathaway Is Judy Garland

Though they haven't started casting the next live-action Ghostbusters sequel (apparently a script is still being written), the new Ghostbusters video game is all people seem to be talking about since it features the voices of the entire original cast, save for Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis.

This time around, they’ve brought in Alyssa Milano to play Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn, a new character who runs a ‘World of Gozer’ exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. Since Ms. Weaver isn’t around to play love interest to one Dr. Peter Venkman (voiced by Bill Murray), Milano will also fill that bill.

What do you think about Milano as part of the cast? Does the involvement of the original Ghostbusters make you more excited for the game, or would you rather see them reunite for a new movie?

Coen Bros. to Remake Classic Western 'True Grit'

They won heaps of praise and a few Oscars for No Country for Old Men, the Coen Bros.’ contemporary Western based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy – and now it looks like they’re returning to the genre by remaking the 1969 John Wayne western, True Grit.

Variety reports that the Coen Bros. will make this their next project, and will look to remain more faithful to the Charles Portis book – which tells of a 14-year-old girl, an aging U.S. marshal and another lawman who venture into hostile Indian territory on a hunt for the killer of the girl’s father.

Are there any stars capable of taking on a role that earned John Wayne an Oscar? Considering the different actors who’ve worked with the Coen Bros., could George Clooney be the guy they have in mind?

Anne Hathaway to Travel Over the Rainbow as Judy Garland in New Film

She didn’t win an Academy Award for her role in Rachel Getting Married, but Anne Hathaway is clearly in the hunt for one as she just signed on to play troubled actress Judy Garland in film and stage productions for The Weinstein Co.

 

Both will be based on Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland, which mixes hundreds of interviews with Garland’s own unfinished and unpublished autobiography – and, according to the press release, will portray "the dramatic highs and lows of the cultural icon’s life-- from her tumultuous early years as a child performer to her tragic last days."  Plenty of room there for Hathaway to play with, especially toward the disappointing, controversial end of Garland’s career and life – so look for this girl to prepare for another run at Oscar … and a Tony award.

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