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HANKS FOR THE MEM­O­RIES

If there’s one man that can truly cap­ture the like­able warmth of chil­dren’s TV star Mr. Rogers, it’s Tom Hanks. He’s signed on to play Fred Rogers in You Are My Friend, a new biopic that ex­plores Rogers’ friendship with jour­nal­ist Tom Junod. The film is be­ing di­rected by Marelle Heller, who made com­ing-of-age flick The Di­ary of a Teenage Girl.

WHAT’S THAT SMELL

Elisabeth Moss has been mak­ing all sorts of big moves in tele­vi­sion, from The Hand­maid’s Tale to Top of the Lake. Up next, how­ever, she’ll re­turn to the film world by work­ing with fre­quent col­lab­o­ra­tor Alex Ross Perry. The in­die di­rec­tor pre­vi­ously worked with Moss on Queen of Earth and Lis­ten Up Philip, and they’ll join forces again for Her Smell. In the project, Moss plays Becky Some­thing — an aging punk who strug­gles with ad­dic­tion and her own ir­rel­e­vance.

LEO KNOWS ALL

End­lessly in­ter­est­ing ac­tor Tom Hardy made a bet with Leonardo DiCaprio, sug­gest­ing that Leo wouldn’t win an Os­car for brav­ing the Al­berta win­ter to shoot The Revenant. Leo won, and Hardy has been pho­tographed with some new ink: on his right bi­cep, a tat­too reads, “Leo Knows All.”

JACK AND DIANE

Alec Bald­win is in­creas­ingly act­ing like his boor­ish 30 Rock char­ac­ter Jack Don­aghy, stick­ing his opin­ions where few peo­ple have re­quested them. In a move that should have been avoided en­tirely, Bald­win tweeted that Dy­lan Far­row — who claims Woody Allen sex­u­ally mo­lested her as a child — was a lot like Mayella Ewell, a char­ac­ter in To Kill a Mock­ing­bird who lied about be­ing raped. It was a shitty metaphor, es­pe­cially since, as Far­row pointed out, Ewell was raped by her fa­ther in the book. Diane Keaton also opted to de­fend Allen on Twit­ter, urg­ing peo­ple to watch an old 60 Min­utes re­port on the di­rec­tor. Or, you know, we could just be­lieve vic­tims.

CAGE MATCH

Deep-learn­ing tech­nol­ogy has got­ten to the point where face-swap tech­nol­ogy can eas­ily re­place like­nesses in video. As a re­sult, plenty of celebri­ties have had their im­ages used with­out their con­sent. For a far less sin­is­ter use of the tech­nol­ogy (or per­haps equally sin­is­ter), plenty of Ni­co­las Cage fans have brought it upon them­selves to insert the ac­tor into archival movie footage. As a re­sult, you can now watch a re­cut ver­sion of Man of Steel where Ni­co­las Cage re­places Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Maybe the in­ter­net isn’t so bad af­ter all.

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