· Al Pacino will star in a movie of King Lear. If they get DeNiro for Cordelia, this could turn out to be the electrifying Heat re-teaming that Righteous Kill never quite mustered. [Variety]

· The Weinstein Co. optioned Get Happy: the Life of Judy Garland for a biopic adaptation. It's going to have to really get the pill-popping details right if it hopes to be worshipped as a text as sacred as ABC's Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows in the annals of Orthodox Judyism. [Variety]
· The Dark Knight producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are developing Damascus Gate for Sony, a thriller set in modern-day Jerusalem in which a masked vigilante who calls himself Camel Man rids its cobbled streets of crime. [THR]
· Nine have signed with APA, including Elizabeth Berkley, Sean Astin, and Louie Anderson. But by morning, one will be dead! (Sorry, we had a Miss Marple moment.) [THR]
· In a shitergistic merger sure to thrill anyone who enjoys paying 25% service fees on top of already inflated concert ticket prices, Ticketmaster is close to combining operations with promoter Live Nation, resulting in megalithic concert concern Live Nation Ticketmaster. Bow down before it. [Variety]