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Bill Murray to Play Baloo in ‘Jungle Book’ Adaptation

jungleBill Murray has signed on to do the voice of the bear Baloo in Disney’s upcoming remake of the The Jungle Book.

The adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic children’s book will include a mix of live action and animation. Actor Andy Serkis is directing the Warner Bros. film.

Rolling Stone has more details about the film: “Murray is taking up the post in an already-impressive cast that includes Christopher Walken as the orangutan King Louie, Scarlett Johansson as the snake Kaa, Ben Kingsley as the panther Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as the wolf Raksha and Idris Elba as the tiger Shere Khan.”

 

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George Clooney & Matt Damon Star in ‘The Monuments Men’ Clip

Sony Pictures has unveiled a clip from The Monuments Men adaptation. The story showcased in this film is based on Robert M. Edsel’s hit nonfiction book.

The video (embedded above) features a conversation between Frank Stokes (played by George Clooney) and James Granger (played by Matt Damon). The Huffington Post reports that other cast members include Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Hugh Bonneville.

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Lindsay Lohan is Writing a Book

lohanLindsay Lohan is working on a memoir, according to a report in TMZ.

The celebrity gossip site revealed that Lohan had signed on with the literary agency Waxman Leavell, the agency that represents books by Bill MurrayEmilio Estevez & Martin Sheen, and Michael Phelps, among others. Apparently, the book has already gotten a few six-figure offers.

TMZ has more: “Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the book started as a series of journal entries, which she wrote in rehab as a therapeutic exercise. The book is still in its early stages, and it doesn’t have a clear focus, but she says she wants to open up every part of her life.”

Bill Murray Reads Poetry to Manhattan Construction Workers

Last week Bill Murray visited the construction site for Poet’s House in Manhattan, reading some snappy poems for the bemused workers.

In the video embedded above, watch the actor read “Poet’s Work” by Lorine Niedecker and “I dwell in possibility” by Emily Dickinson–cracking jokes the whole time.

Here’s more from the site: “Members of the construction team which built Poets House’s new home join actor Bill Murray for the first poetry reading at 10 River Terrace.” (Via Edward Champion & Unbeige)

Michael J. Fox’s Sixty-Minute Book Trailer

Always+Looking+Up+Book+Michael+J.+Fox.jpgTonight Michael J. Fox will release a sixty-minute documentary to support his memoir, “Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist” on ABC.

Published by ABC’s conglomerate sibling, Hyperion, the book focuses on the actor’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease and his work raising money for his foundation. The actor has a rare opportunity–a prime time, hour-long chance to showcase his book on network television.

Here’s Variety‘s review of the documentary: “Having become an activist for Parkinson’s research and funding, Fox goes about the unwieldy task of finding and speaking with other optimists, from cancer-surviving Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong to ordinary farmers to other celebrities, among them Chicago Cubs fan Bonnie Hunt and golf buddy Bill Murray. Fox takes his son to the Obama inauguration and chats with his wife, actress Tracy Pollan, who admits to being not quite as optimistic as he is.”