Last Holiday: According to The Hollywood Reporter, LL Cool J is joining the cast of Last Holiday for Paramount Pictures. He will play an ex-con who has a secret crush on the main character (Queen Latifah) in the remake of the 1950 British comedy.

The original film starred Alec Guinness as a poor clerk who, with only a few months to live, decides to take one last holiday, during which he's mistaken for an eccentric aristocrat. In the new version, Queen Latifah will play a shy clerk who goes on a European vacation after she learns that she is terminally ill.

Wayne Wang is directing, with Laurence Marks and ImageMovers partner Jack Rapke producing.