Grapevine - showbiz news
Plucking fruits from the cultural bush
Worst casting decision of the fortnight (month/year/decade/trillennium) must be the one which has placed Mike Myers in the plum role of Keith Moon for the 2009-bound biopic of the Who drummer See Me Feel Me . . . That crazy blazing squad Arcade Fire are set to play Glasgow in March with a pair of dates at Barrowland . . . June is the month for filming to begin on the fourth Indiana Jones movie with Harrison Ford zimmering his way back into the fold. The summer of 2008 is the scheduled due date . . . Courtney Cox is turning the real-life experiences of her Hollywood chums into a new TV drama. In Dirt (which Cox will produce), she will play a magazine editor who goes to great lengths to dig up some nasty secrets about LA’s rich and famous . . . The latest British show to be turned into an American one is I’m With Stupid. The comedy drama was a hit on BBC3, featuring the relationship between a wheelchair user and a homeless guy. Almost unsurprisingly, the Farrelly Brothers are involved in the new NBC production . . . Based on the mystifyingly popular dolls, Bratz: The Movie hits the US in August with Paula Abdul just announced for the cast. Something tells me she won’t be playing one of the four teenage girls . . . Hate celebrity autobiographies? Tough. Here’s a list of some famous folk spouting their stories in book form over the next year: Clarissa Dickson-Wright, Peter Falk, Alex Higgins, Marie Helvin, Charlotte Church, David Soul, Patsy Palmer, Terry Christian, Russell Brand, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and Fidel Castro. And whoever wins Big Brother this year.