The Weinstein Co., which released School for Scoundrels over the weekend via MGM, is in talks with Lasse Hallstrom to helm Rain in Spain, a potential starring vehicle for Penelope Cruz, according to Variety.

It also is bringing on board Danny Boyle to helm the Robert Nelson Jacobs-penned Solomon Grundy, based on the Dan Gooch novel.

Other upcoming films set to go before the cameras for the studio include Untitled Rob Marshall Musical, which begins shooting this spring, and the Denzel Washington directed Great Debaters, which heads into production in February.

Debaters is based on the true story of a professor at historically black Wiley College in East Texas.

Anthony Minghella's The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency will shoot in South Africa next spring.

The Weinstein Co. also has hired Rob Zombie to direct a remake of John Carpenter's Halloween.

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