Casey Affleck Turns to Baseballer Josh Hamilton, Charlie Sheen as U.S. Prez: Biz Break

Brian Brooks
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Also in Friday morning's news round up, Universal is marketing an Alfred Hitchcock box set for its 100th anniversary. Pixar's Brave looks ready to triumph at the weekend box office, and Marcia Gay Harden will play a librarian who finds life in Costa Rica.

Hey Alfred Hitchcock Fans, Here's the Box Set for You
Packaged as a "Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Universal," the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection. The collection includes Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, The Trouble with Harry, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy and Family Plot. But there is a bit of a wait, the collection of 15 titles won't be available until September 25th.

Around the 'net…

Charlie Sheen Joins Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills
Sheen has joined the cast in the sequel to the director's Machete who will play the President of the United States. The two announced the news via Twitter, Deadline reports.

Box Office Preview: Brave Set to Triumph Over Abraham Lincoln
The animated film may hit $60 million, while Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is projecting a $15 - 20M opening. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is hitting around $5 - 7 million in weekend predictions, THR reports.

Marcia Gay Harden Books The Librarian
The actress will play lead in the film about a woman who finds "a new life path while touring Costa Rica. Produced by Classic Films along with Mano a Mano Films, Juan Feldman will direct from a script by Joel Silverman, Variety reports.

Casey Affleck & Thunder Road Head to Pic on Baseball Superstar Josh Hamilton
Hamilton went from crack addict to baseball star in the American league. The story is ripe for a feature and producer Basil Iwanyk and Thunder Road Pictures are on board with Casey Affleck set to write and direct, Deadline reports.


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