The Dish: Move tidbits

  • Article by: CYNTHIA DICKISON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 23, 2011 - 4:09 PM

Hugh Grant won't be outfoxed again


After 16 years, Hugh Grant has finally apologized for "Nine Months." Not for the reason you'd think. Grant, who was a victim of the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal, has become a crusader against the company (the parent of 20th Century Fox). "It would certainly stick in my craw to work for Fox," he says. "I did make one film for them 16 years ago, but I was naive then. I didn't even know who owned [the studio]."

The final reel

Ralph Fiennes will direct the Charles Dickens biopic "The Invisible Woman," but will not play the author. ... Universal has pulled the plug on Ron Howard's ambitious three-part adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower." ... Shia LaBeouf and Robert Redford will team in the political thriller "The Company You Keep." ... Ben Stiller will direct and star in a remake of 1947's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." ... Bradley Cooper will be the charismatic Lucifer in an adaptation of Milton's "Paradise Lost." ... Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper and Dwight Yoakam join Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in "The Lone Ranger." ... The Producers Guild will stick with 10 best-picture nominees, electing not to follow the Academy's flexible-nomination scheme.

CYNTHIA DICKISON

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