Here's a team we'd like to be on: Uma Thurman and Jessica Biel have signed on to 'Playing the Field,' a soccer comedy starring Gerard Butler. According to Variety, Butler stars as a former pro soccer player who finds himself dodging romantic advances from soccer moms after he agrees to coach his son's youth team in an attempt to bond with the boy. Biel will play Butler's ex-wife and Thurman will play a soccer mom who tries to seduce the coach. The film, which is scheduled to start production next month, is being directed by Gabriele Muccino ('The Pursuit of Happyness').
And the remakes keep rolling along. The folks at Imagine Entertainment (Brian Grazer and Ron Howard) are set to produce 'The Boss of It All,' a remake of Lars von Trier's Norwegian 'Direktoren For Det Hele,' a comedy about the owner of a small company who pretends there's someone above him when he has to face employees he needs to fire. When he puts the company on the sale block, a buyer wants to meet the phantom boss, and the owner has to hire a failed actor to play the part. 'Arrested Development' creator Mitchell Hurwitz has signed on to direct. [TheWrap]
The battle of the online titans continues. Although Netflix started the VOD news rolling Tuesday by signing a deal with CBS to make dozens of shows available for on-demand streaming, Amazon one-upped its video-on-demand competitor by announcing that its Amazon Prime customers will now be able to stream movies and TV shows to the electronic devices of their choice -- for free. Amazon Prime members pay $79 a year (to get free express shipping on all products), which works out to $6.58 a month. Netflix sells unlimited streaming for $7.99 a month. Amazon kicked off its service with 1,600 movie titles and 4,000 TV episodes, but that library is expected to grow substantially. Netflix offers 20,000 TV episodes and movie titles. [The Hollywood Reporter]