Dailies: "New York, I Love You" Doesn't Love Scarlett Johansson

  • Scarlett Johansson’s directorial debut has been cut from the upcoming compilation of short films, New York, I Love You. Insiders say it didn’t work with the context of the other love stories in the movie. (EW)
  • Fox producers are looking to revive the Used Guys project, a sci-fi comedy, and develop it into a vehicle for Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon. (THR)
  • Hugh Jackman has plenty of projects coming up, including a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine as well as starring in Personal Security, in which Jackman will play a tough police detective forced into bodyguard duty for a spoiled teen heiress. (Variety)
  • The MTV Movie Awards nominees have been announced, with Twilight and Slumdog Millionaire leading the pack with seven and six nods, respectively. (HuffPo)
  • CW confirmed that it will only air original programming on weekdays, starting this fall. (THR)
  • Fox has renewed Fringe for a second season. The J.J. Abrams series is the No. 1 rated new series in the adult demographic. (Reuters)
  • Universal is putting together the horror film Mama, developed by a pair of young filmmakers, whose mentor is Guillermo del Toro. (THR)
  • Christina Aguilera is making her big screen debut in Screen Gems’ Burlesque. The singer will play a small town girl who finds love, family and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club. (Variety)
  • Ken Watanabe and Tom Hardy are signed on to Christopher Nolan’s new film Inception, joining an all-star cast that already includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Marion Cotillard. (THR)
  • Warner Bros. has nabbed Everybody Loves Whales, based on a true story about a rescue attempt of three whales in Alaska during a period of geopolitical change with the Soviet Union in 1988. (Reuters)
  • CBS’ has ordered a 22-episode fifth season of The New Adventures of Old Christine, after ABC closed a deal with Warner Bros. if CBS didn’t renew the show. (THR)

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