These bits of movie news should tide you over until dinner.
“The Wire” and “Luther” star Idris Elba has signed to play Alex Cross in “Cross,” a restarting of the film franchise based on James Patterson’s novels. Morgan Freeman played the role in “Kiss the Girls” and “Along Came a Spider.” [Deadline]
J.J. Abrams and “Lost” producer-director Jack Bender are spending “7 Minutes in Heaven.” The pair is developing a film about two teenagers who play the party game, then emerge to find all their friends dead. [Heat Vision]
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