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STYMIED: Despite a cast that includes Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone and Emile Hirsch, director Nick Cassavetes' true-life crime drama Alpha Dog, about an alleged drug dealer, kidnapper and murderer whose real name is Jesse James Hollywood, is seeing its released thwarted for a few reasons, reports Variety. Hollywood is set to go to trial, and the film could cause legal problems, says the trade paper, which adds that the financier and the distributor of the film are feuding, causing Cassavetes to run out of money to finish the project.
RETURNED: Sean Connery, the screen's original James Bond, has agreed to reprise his role as Agent 007 for Electronic Arts' upcoming video game version of the 1963 From Russia, With Love, says the Hollywood Reporter. Connery, 74, will record dialogue for the game, and his likeness will appear as it did back then. Also in the game: likenesses of Q (Desmond Llewelyn), Donald "Red" Grant (Robert Shaw), Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya), Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi), Kerim Bay (Pedro Armendariz) and Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell).
WON: Moonstruck Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley, 54, can now add a Pulitzer Prize to his mantle. His Broadway play about a priest accused by a stern nun of abusing a student, Doubt, a Parable, took the honor for best drama. The prize for biography went to Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan, for their 10-years-in-the-making DeKooning, about the Dutch-born American Abstract Expressionist painter.
CANCELED: The drama series JAG, which mixed real war and conflict with fiction, is ending after a 10-year run. The final episode will air April 29 at 9 p.m., CBS announced Monday. Last February, series star David James Elliott, who plays Comdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb Jr., announced plans to leave when the 10th season ended. He has a series development deal with ABC and Touchstone Television.
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