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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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Drew Barrymore, Girl Reporter

barrymore.jpgThe movies love the media industry. Just this year, we had Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams playing investigative reporters in “State of Play,” Isla Fisher pratfalling in the office of a business mag for “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds finding love at a publishing house in “The Proposal.”

Now, Drew Barrymore is returning to another role in journalism (remember she played a reporter in “Never Been Kissed”?) and she’s taking over the Associated Press‘ New York headquarters to do it.

This week, Barrymore is shooting scenes at the AP’s offices for her upcoming film “Going the Distance,” in which she plays an “older-than-usual newspaper intern” at the fictional New York Sentinel, the AP reported. The filming will also take place in the offices for The New York Daily News which is in the same building as the AP at 450 West 33rd St. The Daily News will serve as a rival paper.

The movie also features Barrymore flame Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis of “SNL” and Christina Applegate.

If you work for the AP or Daily News (or any other company in the building) and have any good stories about the stars’ taking over your stomping grounds, send us an email or leave a note in the comments.

(Photo by David Shankbone)