Bad News Bears: According to Variety, Marcia Gay Harden has been penciled into the lineup for Paramount's remake of

Bad News Bears, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Greg Kinnear.

The Oscar winner is in negotiations to portray an attorney who recruits Thornton's character to coach a Little League team of misfits. Richard Linklater is helming, with shooting expected to begin November 15th.

The comedy will be released next summer.

"Bad News Bears" has been scripted by Bad Santa writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa in a remake of the studio's 1976 comedy, which starred Tatum O'Neal and Walter Matthau.