Star Scoop: JLaw Heads East, Paula Patton Gets Physical, Kaley Cuoco’s Big News

By  September 26, 2013

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We’ve seen her as a revolutionary warrior and lovably neurotic girl-next-door, but soon enough, Jennifer Lawrence will take on sinister form. She’s teaming up with her Hunger Games director Gary Ross to portray Cathy Ames, the “psychotic monster” and “malformed soul” in John Steinbeck’s award-winning novel East of Eden. [Deadline]

When being a klutz comes in handy: Paula Patton literally fell into the title role as Montana Moore in tomorrow’s release of Baggage Claim. “When I met her, she came into the room and I think she tripped over my foot,” said writer-director David E. Talbert. “I said this woman is actually the one who I want to be Montana Moore because she’s not only beautiful, but she allows herself to be vulnerable.” [Variety]

Big wedding bells are on the horizon for Kaley Cuoco. After hitting the Emmys red carpet with professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting, the pair announced that they are indeed engaged. [USA Today]

Bryan Cranston isn’t the only one moving on from Breaking Bad fame. The show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, has inked a deal to develop police drama Battle Creek for CBS. The series, originally pitched in 2002, will follow two detectives as they “clean up the semi-mean streets” of Battle Creek, Michigan. [CNN]

Could the role of James Bond bring Daniel Day-Lewis out of hiatus? Though Day-Lewis requested time off after Lincoln, 007 author William Boyd said he has his eye on the Oscar winner to portray the “tall, lean, rangy, very dark-haired good-looking man.” [Huffington Post]