Stage Beauty and Shopgirl: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Claire Danes is prepping for the release of two films: Richard Eyre's Stage Beauty opposite Billy Crudup, and Anand Tucker's Shopgirl, opposite Steve Martin and based on a novel and screenplay from Martin about a department store salesgirl.

"Beauty" will be released Oct. 8 by Lions Gate Films, while the Hyde Park Entertainment-produced "Shopgirl" is due to be rolled out next year via Buena Vista Pictures.

Brian B.