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Jon Hamm eyes a major comedy role; Brad Pitt is developing a series for HBO; Kevin Smith champions Jon Favreau for Star Wars: Episode 7; Two different actors express interest in Star Wars roles; Lenny Kravitz is set to play Marvin Gaye; and Laura Linney is in talks for the WikiLeaks movie.

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Mad Men star and all-around suave guy Jon Hamm is reportedly eyeing a starring role in the comedy Epic Fail for director Mark Teitelman.

In the film, which is scripted by first time writer Kevin Costello, Hamm would play a schoolteacher who recruits two students to “kidnap” his wife so that he can play the hero and rescue her. The premise alone sounds a bit formulaic, but Hamm’s presence in the film could push it over the top.

Over the past few years, Hamm ...

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