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The Newsdesk 10.09.09 – Reitman In for Ghostbusters 3; Kristen Bell Goes Burlesque

Couples Retreat is looking to take the top spot at the box office this weekend. Considering it’s the only major studio release out this week, the deck is stacked in Vince Vaughn’s favor.

• Twisted Pictures, the owners of the Saw franchise, have picked up the rights to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Basically, it’ll be Saw VII, with a chain saw.

• Ivan Reitman has confirmed that he’s definitely attached to Ghostbusters 3, at least in a production capacity. So Harold Ramis is going to direct? Fine, but it better be better than Year One.

Kristen Bell is joining the cast of Burlesque, opposite Christina Aguilera and Cher. Bell will play Christina Aguilera’s rival in the movie – and in the dreams of teenage boys everywhere.

Elizabeth Taylor has made a successful recovery from her recent heart surgery.

• An insane trailer for Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans has been released. Nicolas Cage and Val Kilmer? This movie contains near lethal levels of crazy.

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