The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Twilight actress Ashley Greene has landed the starring role in Olivia Twisted, a modern-day take on the Charles Dickens classic, Oliver Twist. [via Variety]

2. ABC has scooped up Walk of Shame, a single-camera from producer Will Gluck (Friends With Benefits, Easy A) and co-written by SNL alum Casey Wilson that’s about “a group of 20-something friends in New York and features an opening scene about an embarrassing situation followed by flashbacks of the events that led to it.” [via Deadline]

3. A theme song for your morning: Florence Welch has released “Shake It Off,” another track from her upcoming sophomore album, Ceremonies, which is due out November 7. Pretty, no? [via The Hairpin]

4. Vulture reports that J.J. Abrams has officially signed on to direct Star Trek 2; pre-production is already underway, and the plan is to begin shooting this winter.

5. Before he begins filming on Les Miserables next year, Hugh Jackman is returning to Broadway this fall for 10 weeks in a one-man show that will feature a selection of his favorite musical numbers. [via ArtsBeat]

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