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The Weekly Casting Couch: Jennifer Beals, Isabella Rossellini, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Stewart

The Weekly Casting Couch: Jennifer Beals, Isabella Rossellini, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Stewart

Jennifer Beals, Isabella Rossellini, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Stewart and Diablo Cody lead this installment of the Hollywood Trade Roundup, a collection of hotties making headlines in The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety.

Jennifer Beals, Isabella Rossellini, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Stewart and Diablo Cody lead this installment of the Hollywood Trade Roundup, a collection of hotties making headlines in The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety.

Three was the magic number at the boxoffice last weekend as Disney's Alice in Wonderland maintained its perch at No. 1 against competition that included Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which outperformed analysts' expectations with $21.8 million. The total cume for Alice, which stars Anne Hathaway, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, now stands at $265. 8 million after three weeks of release.

Bette Porter could be returning toTV: Jennifer Beals has signed on to play Chicago's first female police chief in the Fox pilot Ride-Along, where she'll team with her Lie to Me showrunner, Shawn Ryan. She'll star opposite Jason Clarke, who plays a rogue cowboy cop.

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Isabella Rossellini has been cast opposite William Hurt in the romantic comedy Late Bloomers. In the film, directed by French helmer Julie Gavras, the pair play a couple who react to their senior status in different ways and sexual hilarity ensues. Production began this week in London.

Sissy Spacek has been tapped for the lead role in John Wells' medical drama pilot for CBS. Spacek's part, originally envisioned for a man, plays a visionary who travels the world leading a team of volunteer doctors — including her daughter (Twilight's Rachelle Lefevre) who also is battling cancer with regular chemotherapy treatments.

Rachel Weisz can now add Laurence Olivier Award winner to her awards résumé as she took home the prize for best actress for her performance as Blanche DuBois in the Donmar Warehouse revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. The Mountaintop's Katori Hall became the first black female playwright to win the Olivier for best new play.

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Twilight fans can't get enough Kristen Stewart as DVD sales of Twilight: New Moon reached critical mass, selling 4 million units in its first weekend of release. The Runaways, meanwhile, opened in limited release at the boxoffice and hasn't quite reached the top 10 yet.

Diablo Cody is back in business with the producers behind Juno, signing on to pen the original screenplay Young Adult. The story involves a divorced, thirty-something young-adult fiction writer in Minneapolis who returns to her hometown to chase the ex-boyfriend who's now married with a kid.

Angela Bassett is joining the cast of the latest superhero comic-to-movie, Green Lantern. She'll play Dr. Amanda Waller, a government agent who is charged with overseeing the Suicide Squad, a government-run group of captured supervillians performing tasks in exchange for eventual freedom. Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins.

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Newcomer Juno Temple, who can be seen on screen opposite Ben Stiller in Greenberg, has landed three projects: Dirty Girl, a drama about a high school slut who runs away from Oklahoma with her closeted gay class partner to California to find the father she never met. She'll then segue to Goodnight Moon, which revolves around two young women (Anna-Sophia Robb being the second) who find themselves in trouble after running away to L.A. The third pic is the much buzzed about Jack & Diane, a love story between two teenage girls, one of whom turns into a werewolf as a representation of all-consuming love and desire. Temple was second in line for the part after Ellen Page dropped out.

Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky has been cast in ABC Family's upcoming series Huge, which is being described as a cross between Glee and Ugly Betty. Blonsky will play a funny, opinionated girl sent to a weight-loss camp by her wealthy parents who own a chain of fitness centers.

Michelle Fairley has been tapped to replace Jennifer Ehle in HBO's long-awaited fantasy series Game of Thrones. The miniseries based on the George R.R. Martin book series premieres in spring 2011.

Bo and Hope fans rejoice: NBC has picked up its long-running soap Days of Our Lives for its 45th season.

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America's first reality TV family, the Louds of Santa Barbara, Calif., and their 1973 An American Family documentary series will be the subject of an HBO docu-drama. Titled Cinema Verite, the new project will catch up with the family, which includes eldest son Lance, who became TV's first openly gay character in 1973.

On the album charts, Lady Antebellum jumps two slots to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Lady Gaga's "The Fame" jumps three to No. 5, Sade's "Soldier of Love" holds at No. 6 and Justin Bieber, who's quickly becoming famous for looking like a lesbian, jumps one slot to round out the top 10 with his EP, "My World."

Looking to the weekend at the boxoffice, it's revenge of the '80s movies as Hot Tub Time Machine opens wide against the animated How to Train Your Dragon. In limited release, Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore steam up the screen in Chloe.

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