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In The Works: Scorsese Producing Rolls Royce Love Story; Roach, Downey Jr. & Cruise Wanted for 'El Presidente'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 14, 2012 at 8:02PM

Jay Roach ("Game Change," "The Campaign") is in negotiations to direct "El Presidente," from "Parks and Recreation" writer Dan Goor. The Warner Bros. comedy follows an overzealous secret service agent who is relegated to guarding America's worst former president. The plan is to offer Tom Cruise the role of the agent, and Robert Downey Jr. the role of the sleazy ex-president. Vulture has the scoop.
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Ferrell and Wahlberg in "The Other Guys"
Ferrell and Wahlberg in "The Other Guys"

Jay Roach ("Game Change," "The Campaign") is in negotiations to direct "El Presidente," from "Parks and Recreation" writer Dan Goor. The Warner Bros. comedy follows an overzealous secret service agent who is relegated to guarding America's worst former president. The plan is to offer Tom Cruise the role of the agent, and Robert Downey Jr. the role of the sleazy ex-president. Vulture has the scoop.

HBO is developing a comedy that will reunite Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Rob Riggle, who starred together in "The Other Guys." The project is based on an idea by Riggle; he will star as a hard-living bon trader in 1980s Wall Street; Adam McKay ("The Other Gys," "Anchorman") is writing with "The Other Guys" and "The Campaign" scripter, Chris Henchy.

"Silver Ghost" is being developed by Martin Scorsese and Zuma Production's Sir Richard Attenborough and Anthony Haas. They will produce the drama, based on the real life story about the founding of Rolls Royce, a love story between men and women and men and machines - set at the turn of the last century. Scorsese says, "When I read the story of 'Silver Ghost,' I was mesmerized, I immediately thought, 'This is a picture that has to be made.'" Here are more details.

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