Paul Greengrass will not be directing "The Trial of the Chicago 7" as was previously reported. A few days ago it was thought that Greengrass would be stepping in for Steven Spielberg, who was originally slated to be directing, but passed to work on other projects. Well apparently all that was just the blogosphere blowing out its ass about things that weren't actually true, because Chud.com heard from the director himself that he would not be at the helm of the drama, which is set during the aftermath of the 1968 Democratic convention riots.
"Killing Pablo" director Joe Carnahan finally has cast an actor to play the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in his new movie. Carnahan has cast Edgar Ramirez, best known as Paz the mostly-silent assassin from the "Bourne Ultimatum." Ramirez has a role in the upcoming massive "Che" duology Guerra biopic from Steven Soderbergh. Javier Bardem was originally thought to be playing Escobar, but those rumors were debunked when Bardem denied his involvement at a press junket for "Vicky Christina Barcelona." [Chud.com]