The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories
2. Patti Smith will make her acting debut in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent that’s based on all of the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark injuries. Apparently she’s a big fan of the series. [via AOL]
3. There’s currently a rumor floating around that Terrence Malick is prepping a six-hour version of his Palme d’Or winner, The Tree of Life (which currently runs at 138 minutes), but as Slashfilm points out, these stories are often “a fantasy cooked up in the imaginations of hopeful audiences.”
4. Woody Allen’s latest film Midnight in Paris — which has been positively received by critics — is expanding to more cities! According to Sony Pictures Classics it will soon be playing on 1,038 screens, making it the widest release of any of his films. [via ArtsBeat]
5. This sounds promising: Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct the pilot episode of Michael Chabon’s new series for HBO, Hobogoblin, which tells the story of “a group of magicians and con men trying to take down Hitler.” [via Vulture]
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