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The Newsdesk 04.14.09 – McG Has a Spring Awakening; Gibson’s Wife Files for Divorce

• James Franco and Mark Wahlberg will join Steve Carell and Tina Fey in the comedy Date Night.

• Michel Gondry talked about his work on the Green Hornet movie. Oddly, what he said is both whimsical and vaguely unsatisfying. Kind of like Be Kind Rewind.

• United Artists will turn the young-adult novel The Heartbreakers into a tween-friendly movie. The studio will change the title to the way more cumbersome and on-the-nose, Rules of Dating for Teenage Girls

• McG is attached to an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Spring Awakening. Look for the Terminator Salvation helmer to juice up the musical’s moving 19th century coming-of-age tale with some good old fashioned robot-on-robot action.

• Adult film star Marilyn Chambers (Behind the Green Door) was found dead at her home in Los Angeles. Chambers starred in several Hollywood films (Rabid, The Owl and the Pussycat) and was one of the first adult stars to cross over into the mainstream.

• Mel Gibson’s wife of 28 years, Robyn Moore, has filed for divorce.

• Dan Aykroyd dropped hints about the possibility of new male and female Ghostbuster cadets in the supernatural comedy’s third outing. Fine, but no “baby ‘busters” please.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is still tracking high amongst potential viewers
even as illegal copies of the movie float around online. Everyone knows
Jackman’s muttonchops look way better on the big screen.

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