The Pink Panther: According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM is eyeing Steve Martin for the role of Inspector Jacques Clouseau in a redo of the 1964 feature. A studio spokesman confirmed that MGM is in talks with Martin about toplining the project, and sources said that he read the project over the weekend and is expected to make a decision shortly.

The original "Pink Panther" starred Peter Sellers as the bumbling French detective on the trail of a slippery jewel thief. Sellers kept the franchise going in four subsequent features, while Roger Moore and Alan Arkin also took turns in Clouseau's trench coat.

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Brian B.