The B-Roll: Gemma Arterton is the New Megan Fox, and Other News You Can Use

Somehow, today’s lead story on The B-Roll has slipped through the cracks. To be honest, we were just way too busy positing alternate actresses to replace Megan Fox in Transformers 3 that we had not time to think about who might actually end up in the movie. According to The Wrap, Clash of the Titans star Gemma Arterton is in line to replace Megan Fox in the upcoming third film. She’s certainly becoming a very hot commodity, with a lead role in the upcoming adventure film Prince of Persia. According to sources though, no deal is done yet. Other possible replacements for Fox include models Bar Rafaeli, Miranda Kerr and Brooklyn Decker. Not bad, on all accounts. As Megan Fox proved, you don’t exactly have to be an actress to succeed in a Michael Bay movie. [The Wrap]

And now, more news you can use…

Frank Marshall could be returning to the director’s chair fairly soon. He’s reportedly been lining up to make an adaptation of Bourne author Robert Ludlum’s “Covert One” novels. The story is about secret government somethingerothers doing some secret stuff. [Pajiba]

Marco Bellocchio (Vincere) will direct a transgressive nun-themed historical drama La Monaca di Bobbio. It’s about a 17th century nun who gets a little sex crazy and ultimately lead to a nasty murder. Sounds like the feel-good story of the year. [Variety]

In an effort to minimize the effect of piracy, the series finale of Lost will be simulcast at the exact same time, regardless of time zone, in the U.S., UK, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Canada. Within 48 hours of the premiere, 59 countries will have had their broadcast. [Variety]

Gary Oldman will lend his voice to a very manly character named Peacock in Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom. [Heat Vision]

Now that Joss Whedon is attached to direct The Avengers, things may leak out about where the movie might go. Today’s rumor: The Avengers will be taking on the Skrulls. [Comic Book Movie]

Robert Rodriguez is looking to remake Ralph Bakshi’s Fire and Ice. Add this to his long list of wish list projects. [AICN]

Peter Jackson is talking about his new King Kong 360 3-D ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. It combines every gimmick ever. [Crave Online]

Hot off the heels of the release of MacGruber, a screenwriter has been hired to write a big screen boot of MacGyver. If Richard Dean Anderson doesn’t come back, I’m out. [THR]

The B-Roll is your daily source for what’s happening in the world of entertainment. You know, with news and other interesting things.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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