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Casting: Zooey Deschanel is the first programmer and Sacha Baron Cohen to lead a secret life

Zooey Deschanel and Sacha Baron Cohen are both heading into the past. I wrote up a couple pieces for Filmonic (one of my favorite film blogs) today. Time permitting, I'll do this more often. Check them out below.

Zooey Deschanel to play the first computer programmer

Zooey Deschanel is known for her offbeat roles. Not one to disappoint, she is in talks to play Ada Lovelace in Enchantress of Numbers, according to Production Weekly’s Twitter feed. The film is about a young lady who created the first computer algorithms about a hundred years before computers ever existed. Ada Lovelace married a mathematician and wrote notes on his analytical engine. From what I gather, she foresaw the computer revolution long before it actually happened. Read the rest here.

Sacha Baron Cohen offered lead role in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has been itching to be remade for some time. Now, it’s looking like the film, which originally hit theaters in 1947 and bookshelves five years before that, might actually make its return. Pajiba reports that 20th Century Fox has offered Sacha Baron Cohen the lead role. No director is yet attached to the project, nor is it officially in production, but things are looking up. Read the rest here.

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