Jennifer Lopez, who last year co-starred with George Clooney in the under-appreciated “Out of Sight,” is in talks to star in a Disney live-action movie version of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?,” says the Hollywood Reporter. The character originally appeared in children’s books, which were later adapted into a popular children’s TV series and CD-rom game. In other casting news, Rene Russo is said to be close to a deal to play slinky Natasha Fatale to Jason Alexander’s Boris Badenov in the upcoming live-action version of “Rocky and Bullwinkle.” Robert De Niro will play the Fearless Leader. Casting the main leads was not so challenging. Moose and squirrel will be computer-animated.

  • In 1988, Dave Thomas and Sally Kellerman (“Hot Lips” in the original 1970 movie “M*A*S*H”) starred in “Boris and Natasha — The Movie,” which never received a wide theatrical release. It surfaced on cable TV instead, in 1992. Among those who popped up in cameos: John Candy and John Travolta. No one’s finest moment.
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