Snoop Dogg Has Singleton’s ‘Baby’

Snoopy Dogg’s in the movie house.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the gangsta rapper might join actors Omar Gooding and Taraji Henson and singer Tyrese in director John Singleton‘s new project “Baby Boy.”

The film, written by Singleton, is about a young man (Tyrese) who fathers a child but refuses to accept the responsibility of adulthood. Gooding will play his older brother; Henson will play the character’s girlfriend; and Snoop will play her ex-boyfriend.

GUY DOES ‘TIME’: The Reporter says that Guy Pearce, who you might or might not remember as a soldier in “Rules of Engagement,” is in talks to star in the adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic “The Time Machine.”

Pearce‘s previous film credits also include the Oscar-winning films “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” and “L.A. Confidential.”

CELESTIAL PROPHECY: Laura Linney‘s star is looking brighter. Fresh off her breakthrough role in the drama “You Can Count on Me,” the actress is in discussions to co-star with Richard Gere in the supernatural tale “The Mothman Prophecies,” Daily Variety reports.

‘WORD’ UP: Brittany Murphy, who played Tai in “Clueless” and one of the girls in “Girl, Interrupted,” will move into the limelight to star alongside Michael Douglas in “Don’t Say a Word,” the Reporter says. The story is about a New York psychiatrist (Douglas) who is forced to treat a mental patient (Murphy) in order to save his kidnapped daughter.