All the King's Men: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jude Law has signed on to play protagonist Jack Burden in Columbia Pictures' remake of the triple Oscar winner All the King's Men.

Played by John Ireland in the 1949 version, Burden is a journalist who falls under the spell of Southern populist politician Willie Stark, whose tale is at the center of the story. Ireland received an Oscar nomination for his performance.

Sean Penn is in negotiations to play Stark. Steven Zaillian is on board to direct from his own adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's novel.

The project is aiming for a fall start date. Law, who next can be seen in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Alfie.

Brian B.