Dish, Dirt and Drivel - Get your hustle on
Movie Talk: The crew behindZodiac, the latest film from director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Panic Room) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo, might make a stop to film in Atlanta. The movie will be based on the true accounts of "Zodiac," a San Francisco serial killer who committed more than 35 murders during the late 1960s and early 1970s and documented the murders in letters to the San Francisco Chronicle. If these three hotties will be in town, sign me up as a victim. ... Acclaimed music video director Chris Robinson's feature film, which will be shot in Atlanta this summer, now has a title — and is looking for actors. Jellybeans is named after a now-defunct Atlanta roller-skating rink. No word on who will star in the movie, but Warner Brothers is holding an open casting for the film June 10. If you've got any roller-skating skills, check out www.skatemovieopencall.com or call 888-524-9515 for more details.
media TALK: This week marks the 25th anniversary of CNN, and the cable news channel will be partying down with a private performance by none other than Hall & Oates. The duo that belted out "Private Eyes" will sing their hearts out for a room full of stuffy execs. I don't know about y'all, but I lost that lovin' feeling for Daryl and John long ago.
music talk: Atlanta-based record label Grand Hustle is really getting its hustle on. The label just scored the soundtrack for the film Hustle & Flow, produced by John Singleton and starring Terrence Howard and Ludacris. The soundtrack for the film, which is about a pimp who has dreams of becoming a rap star, will feature cuts from Atlanta's own Boyz N Da Hood, as well as Trick Daddy, Trina, 8Ball & MJG, and Mike Jones. A special bonus will be a song featuring T.I. with Ciara. But Grand Hustle itself has bigger dreams. In September, the company is set to begin production on its own, yet-to-be-titled film.
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