The Longest Yard: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicholas Turturro has joined the cast of The Longest Yard. Turturro will play the role of Brucie, a quarterback, in the Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures production, which stars Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds and Chris Rock.

A remake of the 1974 feature, "Yard" will star Sandler as a convict who leads a group of prison inmates in a game against the guards -- the role that Reynolds played in the original.

Turturro will next be seen in the indie feature The Hillside Strangler. The actor played the long-running role of Detective James Martinez on ABC's "NYPD Blue."

Brian B.