Nuggets: ‘We Bought a Zoo’ trailer; Jackman, Langella back to Broadway

Sasha Stone warns of the potential Oscar contenders that skipped the festival circuit: “[Jason Reitman]’s decision not to put #’Young Adult#’ through its film festival paces only to see it flatline come Oscar time seems to have been a good choice. Clint Eastwood’s decision to hold off on the festivals for ‘J. Edgar‘ also seems like a good choice, and ‘War Horse‘ and ‘Extremely Loud’ and ‘We Bought a Zoo‘ and all of the other movies we’re all waiting to see. But it does put we Oscar predictors in an uncomfortable place: we’re now taking a wild guess as to which movies will advance to dominate the race. When it comes to picking movies no one has seen the game is at its most risky.” AWARDS DAILY

Is Adele‘s “Someone Like You” really the first ballad to top the Billboard Hot 100 in three years? “Since the reign of ‘[Take a Bow],’ ‘turbo-pop,’ so dubbed by’s Sean Ross (formerly of Billboard’s editorial department), has clearly entrenched itself as the dominant sound at pop radio. From Taio Cruz, David Guetta and Usher to Ke$ha, Katy Perry and Britney Spears, mainstream top 40 now almost exclusively serves up songs that have a good beat (and that you can dance to).” BILLBOARD

Jane Lynch previews this weekend’s Primetime Emmys: “Lynch teased that the 63rd annual Primetime Emmys would feature an appearance by such members of MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore‘ gang as Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, Paul ‘DJ Pauly D’ Delvecchio and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino. She said the show will also star a chorus of singing TV actors who will introduce the award categories. They might melodically move the show along, too. ‘If any of our winners go long, they’ll be gently singing them off,’ promised Lynch.” BOSTON GLOBE

The trailer for Cameron Crowe‘s anticipated “We Bought a Zoo” hits the web: “It’s got Matt Damon dramatically quitting his job and uprooting his family, at Thomas Haden Church’s suggestion, to a place with sunshine. ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ marvel J.B. Smoove shows Matt Damon a lovely house for sale, then informs him, ‘It’s a zoo.’ What? That’s almost never the case!” EW.COM

Cohen Media Group has acquired Luc Besson‘s “The Lady“: “Everyone’s just been waiting to see who would pick up Luc Besson’s ‘The Lady’ out of Toronto, just for an excuse to go ahead and shuffle Michelle Yeoh over to the pile of likely Best Actress contenders. Yeoh stars in the film as Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi and David Thewlis has a meaty part as her husband.” IN CONTENTION

Hugh Jackman brings his one-man show to the Great White Way: “Jackman will be accompanied at the Broadhurst Theatre by an 18-piece orchestra and will perform his favorite musical numbers. He’s already fine-tuned the show in San Francisco and Toronto. Jackman was in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma!’ at the National Theatre in London and made his Broadway debut portraying the 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in ‘The Boy From Oz,’ for which he received the 2004 Tony.” CBS

Tony-winner Frank Langella returns to Broadway in “Man and Boy”: “Three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella returns to Broadway to play a ruthless businessman whose estranged grown son may hold the key to success, in Terence Rattigan‘s ‘Man and Boy,’ at the American Airlines Theatre. Roundabout Theatre Company is reviving the Depression-set 1963 drama, directed by Maria Aitken (‘The 39 Steps’), in which Langella plays financier Gregor Antonescu, whose business ‘is dangerously close to crumbling,’ according to Roundabout notes. ” PLAYBILL

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