News Nuggets: Jason Bateman reveals when ‘Arrested Development’ revival starts filming

Indiewire names 5 essential performances by the now-retired Peter O’Toole: “… his boozing and hellraising (often with close friends like Richard Harris) have sometimes overshadowed his acting in the perception of the public (see a relatively recent Bill Hader sketch on “Saturday Night Live”), despite O’Toole having been nominated for eight Oscars, (he has never won one, bar an honorary award in 2003). But we hope that’ll change with O’Toole’s announcement yesterday, at the age of 79, after a fifty-year career, that he’s retiring from acting … He’s never been sentimental about his work, but over his career, he has delivered a string of unforgettable performances, and to mark his retirement, we wanted to highlight five of our favorites.” INDIEWIRE

Jason Bateman announces “Arrested Development” revival starts filming in four weeks: “Were you scared that the ‘Arrested Development’ revival on Netflix would be scuttled? After all, its cast members are pretty busy: Jason Bateman is prepping his directorial debut, Portia de Rossi was just cast in ‘The Munsters,’ Will Arnett‘s got ‘Up All Night,’ Tony Hale booked the new Paul Feig movie, etc. Well, it’s time to exhale: Last night, Bateman tweeted a photo of his meeting with ‘AD’ mastermind Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard, adding, ‘Filming for the new episodes starts in four weeks.’ Brush up on your chicken dance!” VULTURE

Tony-winner Nina Arianda will play Janis Joplin in feature film: “After recently winning the Tony for best actress in a play for ‘Venus in Fur,’ Nina Arianda will make her screen-starring debut playing 1960s rock icon Janis Joplin. ‘Joplin,’ a film that looks back on the final six months of the singer’s life with flashbacks to her early career, will be directed by Sean Durkin, whose feature debut ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene‘ won him a slew of festival acclaim including Best Director at Sundance. ‘Joplin’ will be made for a budget under $20 million, with production to start early next year, said producer Peter Newman, who with his partners have spent the last 12 years trying to put an indie film together with rights that include exclusive use of 21 of Joplin’s best-known songs.” DEADLINE

Wes Anderson seeks all-star cast for his next ensemble film: “Wes Anderson is no dummy. And so, fresh off the success of ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ the quirky auteur is already hard at work setting up his next picture … While it’s hard to say what stage of the process each of these is at at the present, we are told that Anderson is approaching a cast of Johnny Depp, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Angela Lansbury to star in the film. Please, please, please let this be an Anderson-ized version of ‘Murder, She Wrote.’ Because that would be kind of amazing.” TWITCH

Caetano Veloso to be honored as 2012 Person of the Year by the Latin Grammys: “The musician will be feted at a benefit concert in Las Vegas on Nov. 14, one day prior to the Latin Grammy Awards. Proceeds from the event will go to Veloso’s charity of choice — the HIV treatment org Fundacion Viva Cazuza — as well as the Latin Recording Acad’s various educational programs. A founding force in the Tropicalia movement of the 1960s, Veloso has won two Grammys and eight Latin Grammys, most recently in 2009 for his album ‘Zii e Zie.’ A political exile from his native Brazil for several years into the 1970s, Veloso has long been a prominent voice in support of progressive causes.” VARIETY

Nominees for the 2012 Do Something Awards include Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Neil Patrick Harris: “The 2012 Do Something Awards, which honor the nation’s ‘best, young world-changers,’ will be presented Aug. 19 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica … The 2012 ceremony, which will be broadcast Aug. 21 at 9 PM ET on VH1, will be hosted by Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris, who co-star in the Fox comedy ‘New Girl.’ The evening will include musical performances, and one ‘do-er’ will receive a grand prize of $100,000 for his or her cause.” PLAYBILL

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