According to Fox411, Jodie Foster's directing project, Flora Plum, has not ripened on the vine once again. She told me yesterday at the Independent Spirit Awards that Flora Plum is dead for the second time.

The first time was because Russell Crowe hurt his shoulder. Now the circus movie has been cancelled, Foster said, "because we lost the cast."

"But think when it is made: I’ll be able to tell the story of how it took ten years," Foster said with an ironic tone.

Meanwhile, Foster (a double Oscar winner) stars in Flight Plan, scheduled for release this fall.

The Spirit Awards, by the way, were full of stars including Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard who sported matching close crew cuts. Since Peter dates Jake’s sister Maggie, I wondered if that was the connection.

"No," Peter assured me. "It’s because we're shooting a military movie, 'Jarheads.'" The Sam Mendes directed film also stars Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper and Sam Rockwell.

Sarsgaard, nominated for his work in Kinsey, told me that when Jarheads is done he will take a long break. "I’ve done three movies back to back," he said. "That’s enough."