Wrapping up today's odds and ends:
- When we reported that Adam
Sandler and Kevin James had agreed to star in it, we detailed the
incredibly long path I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry had taken to production - it's been through zillions
of stars and multiple writers, none of whom have worked out. And now, yet again, there's a problem: director David Dobkin took off yesterday, "citing big creative differences."
Universal claims that they'll hire someone else in time to start this summer, as planned. Sure they
Barton, who seems to have forgotten that she can't act, has signed on to star alongside Shirley MacLaine in Closing
the Ring. A "romantic epic," the film marks Sir Richard
Attenborough's return to direction after a break of nearly a decade. Sadly, the task of wringing a performance out
of Barton may well drive him away again.