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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

April 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Movie news: New roles for Tina Fey, Leonardo diCaprio, and more

A news roundup, for the weekend:
— Tina Fey (who I adore on “30 Rock”; do you?) will star in “The Intern,” a comedy written and directed by Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated”) and no doubt featuring a really excellent kitchen. Fey will play the founder of an e-business who takes on a senior citizen as an intern. It will likely be shot early next year. Fey hasn’t appeared in a live-action movie since 2010’s “Date Night,” and it’ll be nice to see her back on the big screen.
— Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to Dennis Lehane’s new novel, “Live by Night,” as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio (who previously starred in the movie version of Lehane’s novel “Shutter Island”). The novel uses some characters from Lehane’s earlier novel, “The Given Day.” Haven’t read either, but I do like Lehane’s work; anyone a fan?
— Word is from Will Arnett that there will indeed be an “Arrested Development” movie, shooting this summer. I know nothing about this show, except that a lot of people like it; anyone excited for this?
— Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in talks to co-star in Ridley Scott’s upcoming thriller “The Counselor” (written by Cormac McCarthy), which would be their first dual project since “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Michael Fassbender is already signed, and Javier Bardem is also in talks. Hmm — a fairly compelling quartet, no?

Tina Fey and Steve Carell in “Date Night.” Just because. Happy weekend, all!

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