McLovin Rising

· Breakout Superbad actor Christopher "McLovin" Mintz-Plasse takes the next step in his inevitable march towards Hollywood superstardom, signing on alongside Jack Black and Michael Cera (re-team!) for biblical comedy Year One. Judd Apatow is producing, but you've probably already guessed that part on your own. [THR]
· Butching up a resume recently marked by turns as flouncey pirates and singing barbers, Johnny Depp is coming aboard hardboiled™ director Michael Mann's Public Enemies for Universal, in which Depp will play notoriously ruthless, extravagantly well-hung gangster John Dillinger. [Variety]

· Maybe we're a little dead inside, but why can't we make ourselves care about potential Hilary Swank starring vehicles? Even if they involve a "modern day Dracula"? [Variety]
· Fox announces that XZibit, Amanda Peet and Billy Connolly will be in the new X-Files movie, though the obligatory veil of secrecy around the project prevents them from telling us about their roles. [THR]
· VH1randomly selects three members from the Wayans Brothers' talent pool to create "edgy urban comedy" pilot for the network. [THR]