The Decameron: According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Decameron, Dino De Laurentiis' adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio's 14th century literary classic, is gearing up, with "The O.C.'s" Mischa Barton in negotiations to do the project. Barton, who has been at work on the dark indie The OH in Ohio, would play Pampinea in the period piece about a group of young Florentines who take refuge in the Italian countryside, amusing one another with stories of love and adventure, as the black plague devastates the city.

The film is likely to shoot next year in Florence and Rome. David Leland, one of the co-writers of "Mona Lisa," is adapting Boccaccio's story and also will direct.

Barton's other credits include M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense and Lawn Dogs with Sam Rockwell.