With his feature film debut Zombieland, director Ruben Fleischer made quite a name for himself in Hollywood. There are quite a few films he is eying for his next move, though two have surfaced that seem to trump all others. LA Times reports that Fleischer is under consideration to helm the upcoming Mission: Impossible 4 with Tom Cruise returning to star, though the bank heist comedy 30 Minutes or Less–with Danny McBride attached to star–seems the likelier candidate.
Details on these and the other films on Fleischer’s mind after the jump.
Deadline has updates on two films, both of which are getting unknown/first-time directors to helm flicks with big stars. First up, Todd Graff is getting in the director’s chair for a remake of the musical Damn Yankees, which is set to star Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal. The 1955 musical focuses on a fan who makes a deal with the devil in order to become a slugger who will lead the struggling Yanks to the World Series. The front office of all ball clubs should adopt this strategy. Carrey would play the Devil while Gyllenhaal would be the wannabe baseball superstar. As for Graff, he’s directed three musical, but the highest grossing one was 2009′s Bandslam, which only made $5.2 million at the box office. Graff may be untested for such a big flick, but I dig the musical and Carrey as the Devil should be pretty fun.
Hit the jump to learn how screenwriter Etan Cohen is making the jump to directing with Daddy’s Home starring Will Ferrell and Ed Helms.