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The Stage is Set for a Scintillating Hitchcock Adaptation

Deadline’s Mike Fleming was one of the first this morning to the news that after many years of failed attempts, Broadway adaptation rights for Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window have finally been secured. The lucky winning bidders are director Jay Russell and producer Charlie Lyons, whose previous film collaborations include Ladder 49 and The Water Horse.

In recent years, there have been various pick-ups on the 1954 classic. Shia Labeouf fronted 2007′s Disturbia, which was later challenged in court by the estate controlling the rights to Rear Window (the plaintiffs lost). Meanwhile, in 2009, Jason Sudeikis and January Jones did a questionable SNL riff featuring a very flatulent Grace Kelly.

Casting is going to be key. The 1998 ABC-TV movie remake for example very cleverly chose Christopher Reeve to play the James Stewart character, opposite Darryl Hanah as his concerned girlfriend.

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Actress January Jones Lands HuffPost Byline

Actress January Jones co-wrote an opinion piece Monday for HuffPost with the CEO of an ocean protection group on AB 376, an anti-shark finning bill.

The Mad Men star is a spokeswoman for Oceana, the largest organization in the world that’s dedicated to protecting the oceans.

The California senate passed a bill last week that bans the sale, trade, possession, and distribution of shark fins in the state. Jones’ article was a plea to California residents in order to help get this bill signed by governor Jerry Brown.

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