Lily Collins, perhaps still best known for "The Blind Side" and attempting to lead a new YA franchise this summer with "Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones," is now attached to star in 'P&P&Z' with Burr Steers to direct. Wait, who? Oh, he's the guy broke out with the indie "Igby Goes Down," only to make two Zac Efron movies you forgot about, "17 Again" and "Charlie St. Cloud." So...yeah...a far way down from that Russell/Portman version that was initially scuttled officially due to "scheduling," though Russell later said the budget he was given to work with was unworkable.
Speaking of Russell, it's his script that's still going to be used, though the possibility is there for someone to give it a rewrite. No start date yet, so we'll see if this iteration pans out. [Variety]