· Shia LaBeouf will star in an adaptation of John Grisham's The Associate, which is about a Yale Law School undergrad who takes a job at a shady law firm, gets in over his head, then ends up getting chased down a long stretch of abandoned highway by a single car for some reason. We understand they are writing his mangled pinkie nail into the plot, the result of a gavel mishap in moot court. [Variety]
· Courtney B. Vance and Jack Davenport will star in Flash Forward, the ABC pilot in which the world blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, and slowly learns it slept with the cankled girl from accounts receivable in the parking garage after the Christmas party. [THR]
· What if you threw a big, sweeping, historical epic and not even the people it's about bothered to show up? We hate to say this, but we're beginning to think Baz Lurhmann should have added Australian pop classics and made it a musical. The whole thing is based on that Men at Work song, anyway. ("I met a strange lady, she made me nervous / She took me in and gave me breakfast" etc...) [Variety]

After the jump: A trip to the resurrection chamber!

· Sci Fi channel has greenlit Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel set 50 years prior. Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, and Polly Walker will star. [Variety]
· Blockbuster has now restyled itself as a box office for Live Nation concert tickets, hoping it can supplement whatever modest surcharge revenue the venture generates by charging exorbitant late fees if you fail to bring your stubs back in time. [THR]