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The Morning Roundup: Pushing Daisies Doomed, College Football to ESPN, Trailer Time

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageThis morning's roundup brings sad news about a possible cancellation on ABC, as well as casting news from around the movie industry and lots of new trailers.

• Variety has an exclusive look at the trailer for Revolutionary Road.

• Daggummit. ABC might not renew Pushing Daisies, one of its best shows, because of poor ratings.

• A musical version of the movie Sister Act is headed for London's West End.

• Disney has made a $125 million bid to bring college football's Bowl Championship Series to ESPN. As a college football maniac, I applaud the bid. There's no better college football coverage than ESPN and the College Gameday Crew.

• Steve Carell will lend his voice to the animated movie Despicable. Also in the cast are Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, Russell Brand, Jemaine Clement, Jack McBrayer and Julie Andrews.

• Meryl Streep is considering starring in a movie about a friendly cat that had a huge impact on a town in Iowa. The project is called Library Cat.

• David O. Russell might direct a comedy called The Grackle, which would star Matthew McConaughey.

• Kinda lame: The Motion Picture Academy has disqualified the musical score for The Dark Knight from consideration.

• Stan Lee is working on a series about a gay superhero for HBO.

• Hey, I wonder what Comedy Central is up to?

• To the surprise of no one, Grand Theft Auto IV dominated the nominations for the Sixth Annual Video Game Awards.

• Check out the new Watchmen trailer at Yahoo Movies.

• Variety has an update on what some of the hottest directors are planning for 2009:

  • "Superbad" helmer Greg Mottola will direct the extraterrestrial comedy "Paul" for Working Title and Universal Pictures. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the duo behind "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," will star.
  • Martin Campbell will helm "Nagasaki Deadline," an action thriller that Alcon Entertainment is financing and co-producing with James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and 8:38 Prods.
  • New Line Cinema has tapped documentarian Nanette Burstein ("American Teen") to direct the romantic comedy "Going the Distance," with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot producing via their Offspring Entertainment shingle.

• Check out the new poster for Judd Apatow's Funny People.


• Trailer time!

The Pink Panther 2



Monsters vs. Aliens