Collateral: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jada Pinkett Smith is in negotiations to jump into Michael Mann's "Collateral," the DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures co-production. Dates are still being worked out for the actress to join the Tom Cruise starrer, which is scheduled to begin lensing next month. The Stuart Beattie-penned project stars Cruise as a contract killer who forces a taxicab driver (Jamie Foxx) to chauffeur him around on a series of hits. Pinkett Smith, who beat out several A-listers for the part, will star as the love interest of Foxx's character. Val Kilmer also recently signed onto the project, playing a detective on Cruise's heels. Irma Hall rounds out the cast as the mother of Foxx's character.

Stay tuned for more on this project...

Brian B.