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The Newsdesk 07.10.09 – Timberlake Might Be Green Lantern; Galifianakis Reteams With Hangover Helmer

• Justin Timberlake, Ryan Reynolds, and Bradley Cooper are the top contenders to play Green Lantern. Timberlake’s clearly the way to go here. He’ll use his powers to spread funky grooves to the masses.

• Todd Phillips and Zach Galifianakis will reunite for the comedy Due Date before making The Hangover 2. But will the baby from The Hangover make a cameo? There’s your breakout star.

Mel Gibson will star as a depressed man whose only friend is his beaver puppet in Jodie Foster’s Beaver. This has the potential to be his best film since Lethal Weapon.

• Zooey Deschanel will join James Franco and Danny McBride in Your Highness, a period comedy from David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express). Mr. Green, please stop making stoner movies before you blow all the cred you earned with George Washington.

• George Clooney plans to make a movie in the earthquake-ravaged Italian city of L’Aquila.

• The producer of The Dark Knight plans to bring back the Remo Williams, Destroyer character. Yes, the one from 1985’s Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins — 14 years later, the adventure finally continues.   

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