Nick Cassavetes to Helm THE OTHER WOMAN; Walter Salles in Talks to Replace Scott Cooper on ROCKEFELLER SUIT

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We’ve got a couple of director-related news stories to share this afternoon.  First up, Variety reports that Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook, Alpha Dog) has settled on 20th Century Fox’s The Other Woman as his next project.  The director intended to next helm the gritty actioner Cali, but star Kristen Stewart abruptly dropped out following Huntsman-gate her personal drama late last summer.  The Other Woman centers on a woman (surprise!) who, “after realizing she is not her boyfriend’s primary lover, teams up with the man’s wife to plot a mutual revenge.”

Cameron Diaz was previously rumored to star with Kristen Wiig in the mix for the other lead role, but those rumors were apparently premature as neither actress is attached at this time.  The studio wants to move quickly on this one, and they hope to have the leads locked up within the next week.  Melissa Stack is writing the screenplay.  Hit the jump for news concerning a director change on The Man in the Rockefeller Suit.

Scott Cooper to Direct and Possibly Write Adaptation of THE MAN IN THE ROCKEFELLER SUIT

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Crazy Heart writer-director Scott Cooper continues to attach himself to new projects.  Last week he replaced Noah Baumbach to direct The Emperor’s Children, and he’s also attached to Carancho, The Pale Blue Eye, and Out of the FurnaceDeadline reports that he’s now set to direct and possibly write an adaptation of Mark Seal’s non-fiction book The Man in the Rockefeller Suit.  The story is “about a German-born conman Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter who passed himself off as a member of the Rockefeller clan and got away with it for decades.”

This is great material for a movie and hopefully Cooper can make it work.  Crazy Heart is still his only directing credit and that movie will be remembered mainly for Jeff Bridges‘ performance.  The casting of The Emperor’s Children will determine whether or not Cooper pens the script for Rockefeller Suit. Hit the jump for more details on Gerhartsreiter’s tale and the official synopsis for the book.

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