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Duff Takes On Bonnie And Clyde

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Duff Takes On Bonnie And Clyde
Singer/actress Hilary Duff has landed her most challenging acting job to date - she is to take over the role made famous by Faye Dunaway in a new version of Bonnie And Clyde. Duff will take on the role of Bonnie in a new adaptation of the legendary story and will be starring opposite Air Bud actor Kevin Zegers.

The new movie, titled The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, will be directed by Tonya S. Holly, who has stressed it will be an entirely new movie, rather than a remake of the 1967 classic, which also starred Warren Beatty.

Duff shot to fame in Disney TV series Lizzie Maguire, which was taken to the big screen in 2003. Her most recent movie roles include last year's War, Inc alongside John Cusack.

The star has also landed the lead in upcoming sitcom Barely Legal.

Hilary Duff joins 'Cool' school

Hilary Duff joins 'Cool' school
Hilary Duff has found a way to beat the heat, joining the cast of the new Polish brothers comedy Stay Cool.

Duff co-stars in Cool with Winona Ryder, Mark Polish, Sean Astin, Chevy Chase and Jon Cryer.

The project, which shoots in July in Santa Clarita, Calif., is described as a "knowing-your-age comedy," centering on a successful author (Polish) who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush (Ryder) when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors.

Duff will portray Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior who flirts with the visiting author and invites him to the prom.

Mark and Michael Polish, who wrote the script, are producing with Jonathan Sheldon, Ken Johnson and Janet DuBois via their new Prohibition Pictures banner. Michael Polish is directing.

Duff, who broke through by becoming a tween superstar via her Disney TV series Lizzie McGuire, has been slowly moving beyond that audience. She can be seen in the political satire War, Inc. opposite John Cusack and has films Safety Glass and Greta in the can.

Starship beams up Cross

Starship beams up Cross
Ben Cross has joined the crew on the Starship Enterprise.

The British actor has been cast as Spock's father in the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek feature for Paramount.

Cross will play the father of Zachary Quinto, who has been cast as the young Spock, and husband to the human Amanda (Winona Ryder). Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role, also will be a part of the film.

The movie, which began filming this month, revolves around the early days of the Enterprise crew.

Cross, best known for his role as the Jewish Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams in 1981's Chariots of Fire, stars opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in the upcoming Hero, Wanted. Other upcoming credits include War, Inc., in which he stars opposite John Cusack, and "Species 4" for Sony.

He is repped by Jeff Goldberg Management.

Tough 'Love' for Kingsley, Good, Oliver

NEW YORK -- Ben Kingsley, Meagan Good and John Oliver will star opposite Mike Myers, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Alba in the Paramount Pictures comedy The Love Guru.

In a role befitting a British knight, Kingsley plays Guru Tugginmypudha, the ashram leader who teaches the title character (Myers) how to love himself and how to wear a chastity belt.

Good plays Prudence, the woman who leaves Toronto Maple Leafs player Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco) for his French-Canadian hockey nemesis, Jacques Grande (Timberlake).

Oliver plays manager Dick Pants, whose goal is to get the Love Guru on The Oprah Winfrey Show to settle a rivalry between his client and Deepak Chopra.

Alba plays the Maple Leafs manager, who enlists the Love Guru's services to restore Roanoke's mojo after Prudence betrays him. Verne Troyer plays the team coach.

Kingsley, who won an Oscar for Gandhi and was nominated for Sexy Beast, recently starred opposite Mary-Kate Olsen in The Wackiness. His other upcoming projects include the Toronto International Film Festival entry War, Inc., Elegy and Transsiberian.

Good had lead roles in the hits Stomp the Yard and Waist Deep and also appeared in the acclaimed indie Brick, Roll Bounce and You Got Served.

The U.K.-born Oliver is a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show. Before that, he spent seven years as a stand-up comedian, appearing on several British television shows.

'Cloud' on Tomei's horizon

Oscar winner Marisa Tomei has been tapped for the title role of CBS' comedy pilot The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud, lifting the contingency on the project.

Additionally, Camille Guaty and Kate Burton have been tapped to star in Fox's pilot Supreme Courtships; Lucy Punch, Christopher Denham and Geneva Carr have landed leads in Fox's comedy pilot Two Families; Jarrad Paul and Kurt Fuller have joined ABC's comedy pilot See Jane Run; and Holly Robinson Peete has joined ABC's drama pilot Football Wives.

Mae Whitman has joined NBC's drama pilot The Bionic Woman, Mo Collins has come aboard NBC's comedy pilot Wild Life, Reg Rogers has been cast in Fox's drama pilot Them, John Carroll Lynch and Tawny Cypress have been added to Fox's drama pilot K-Ville, and D.B. Woodside has been added to CBS' Viva Laughlin!

Cloud, from ABC TV Studio and CBS Par TV, centers on a brilliant, opinionated writer (Tomei), struggling to deliver the follow-up to her acclaimed first novel, who has an epiphany and tries to recapture her youthful optimism. Jeff Greenstein is the writer/executive producer. Tomei, who co-stars in Wild Hogs, recently wrapped the features Brand Hauser and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. She is repped by CAA and Management 360.

Kingsley has right 'Stuff' for satire

Ben Kingsley is attached to star opposite John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Joan Cusack and Marisa Tomei in the political satire Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens.

Kingsley will play a Middle East oil minister targeted by an assassin (John Cusack) who poses as a trade show producer.

The comedy is being financed by Avi Lerner's Millennium Films. The producers are John Cusack and Grace Loh (of John Cusack's New Crime production outfit) and Millenium's Lerner, Danny Lerner and Les Weldon.

Stuff Happens, now shooting in Bulgaria, is directed by Joshua Seftel. John Cusack wrote the screenplay with Jeremy Pikser and Mark Leyner. The project is being presented by Millennium at the American Film Market, which opens today.

Kingsley is repped by CAA and ICM U.K.

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