June 14th, 2011

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Round-up: Paperboy UK rights, Einstein Theory update, The Lorax promo poster

A few brief updates for today:

The Paperboy

Per THR and Variety, Lionsgate UK has bought the UK theatrical distribution rights for The Paperboy.

The PR blurb, "Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey and Sofia Vergara star in this story of an idealistic reporter who returns to his Florida hometown to investigate the possibly unlawful imprisonment of a death row inmate," makes it seem more definitive to me that Matthew is Ward, otherwise Tobey would've been listed. I still find it weird cause Matthew is significantly older but we'll see. Side note: Matthew has been growing a mustache out perhaps for his role. I can't wait to see how Zac will look.

Einstein Theory

After months and months of nothing discernible happening, there was small movement recently on Einstein Theory. The studio put out an open writing assignment this month. This means they are looking for a new writer to work on a previous draft by the original writers Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski. The rewrite could be practically from scratch but using basic plot line and characters or it could be as minor as fixing a few pages.

The Lorax

Comingsoon.net snapped this picture of The Lorax promo poster from the Licensing International Expo 2011:

View a larger version at their site.