A few Facebook-inspired movies, sans Jesse Eisenberg and intense web programmer drama, are in development. Less techie, more whimsy, Johnny Depp could take on another biopic role as Dr. Seuss. What seems a natural fit, the infamous Boston mobster Whitey Bulger is getting film immortality with the Afflecks attached to star, produce, write, direct, and possibly head craft services. More importantly, though, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels may reprise their roles in Dumb and Dumber 2. Better late than never. And better early than never: Code Name Geronimo will detail the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. John Stockwell to direct.
Other script sales include:
– The sci-fi dramedy The Future of Us, where two teen girls in 1996 stumble upon their as-of-yet-uncreated Facebook profiles and decide whether or not to change their future. Meanwhile, current Facebook users can’t escape the past. . . (yeah, we get it–you had a lot of friends in high school).
– A Facebook relationship turns deadly in the thriller XOXO.
– As if the awesome series wasn’t enough, Bryan Singer will helm Battlestar Gallactica the movie.
– Shia LaBeouf (Eagle Eye, Transformers) attached to star in the fantasy/drama A Giant.