Bewitched: According to Production Weekly, Jason Schwartzman is joining Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman in the film adaptation of the popular 1960's television show "Bewitched." Schwartzman will play the agent of Darrin Stephens (Ferrell). Michael Caine (Nigel), Shirley MacLaine (Endora), Joan Plowright (Aunt Clara) and Kristen Chenoweth (Marie) round out the cast which Nora Ephron is directing.

Samantha (Kidman), a powerful member of the society of witches that has lived apart from (and disdained) humanity for many centuries, falls in love with a mortal, Darrin Stephens. Much to the disgust of most of her family, she vows to give up witchcraft and become an ordinary suburban housewife, raising a family (bearing Tabitha and Adam). Never able to give up her heritage completely, the friction between the matriarchal, moneyless society of her birth and the patriarchal, capitalist society of modern advertising drives the comedy.

Production begins late August in Los Angeles.

Brian B.