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· Hollywood Out of Ideas, Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Reheated Edition: Sylvester Stallone is in talks to direct and star in an MGM remake of Charles Bronson's 1974 vigilante-justice classic, Death Wish. Stallone's reimagined version, however, will focus on an aging action star who seeks bloody retribution against studio executives who've collectively decided he's too old to carry an original feature. [Variety]
· Spotted on the all-star WGA picket line in front of NBC's Rockefeller Center headquarters: 30 Rock's Tina Fey, SNL's Seth Meyers, and The Daily Show's John Oliver. [THR]
· Meanwhile, Meyers and Fey's NBC writer/performer peers from The Office have been ordered to show up at work to perform their acting duties during the strike. [Variety]

· Fragile, masochistic thespian Jake Gyllenhaal, seeking out another auteurial taskmaster who might mete out the on-set discipline he so obviously craves, signs on to star in David O. Russell's "risque political thriller" Nailed. Pleasure and pain—sweet, sweet pain—to follow. [THR]
· The networks score big with their final night of pre-strike programming. [Variety]