Today in show business news: Christopher Nolan has found his followup to The Dark Knight Rises, Ali Larter gets a plum TV role, and Godzilla gets a guy.
Blockbuster auteur Christopher Nolan is now a few months off his big Batman trilogy-ender The Dark Knight Rises, and has decided to head back to work. He's currently in talks to direct Interstellar, a script about "time travel and alternate dimensions" written by... his brother. Oh, so, that's a no-brainer, right? Well, apparently not. Negotiations are still happening, and at one point Steven Spielberg was attached to the project. I guess the brothers don't always have to work together, even if mom says they should. Spielberg's off the job though, so in comes Nolan. Which is exciting! I mean, it'd be nice to see what Nolan could do with a smaller, non-gimmicky, non-sci-fi/action type deal, but ah well. That's clearly not what he's interested in. Oh and while we're on the topic of Spielberg? It seems his Robopocalypse has been put in indefinite hold while they work on script problems. Oh, good. And by "work on script problems" they mean "hold a national contest for school children to come up with a better name than goddamned Robopocalypse, right?" Because school children could definitely come up with a better name. So, get to work, children. [The Hollywood Reporter; The Hollywood Reporter]
Final Destination actress and Heroes genius Ali Larter has been cast as the female lead in the big TNT pilot Legends. That's the one from a Homeland writer about a guy who is a master of disguise. That guy was to be played by Brendan Fraser but he has been replaced by Sean Bean. Larter will be one of his disguises. Well no, not really, she's some sort of "operative." But who she's playing is not really what's important. What's important is the rest of the cast, which includes Steve Harris, Amber Valletta, and Tina Majorino, among others. This is a show with a very weird cast! Lemme guess, Tina Majorino plays the snarky lab tech or computer whiz or whatever, the Abby or the lady from 24 who started the whole damn craze. That's gotta be it, right? Whoever she's playing, I am pretty excited about seeing at least the pilot of this strangely cast show. Which was probably TNT's nefarious intention all along. [Deadline]