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ROLE CALL: Singer Sisqo, Actor

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Dec 31, 1899 | 7:00pm EST

Anything to keep Sisqo from making another "Thong Song." Variety reports today that the erstwhile Dru Hill member turned soloist has signed with Miramax for his first major film role.

The film, a teenybopper romantic comedy titled "Getting Over Alison," will have Sisqo play the best friend of a high school b-ball player (Ben Foster) who’s trying to win back his girlfriend (Kirsten Dunst).

In order to do the flick, the 22-year-old singer has quit as the opening act to world-dominating boyband 'N Sync’s U.S. tour.

ROAD CRUSIN’: "Road Trip’s" Breckin Meyer will move to the small screen for his next project, a comedy pilot called "The Near Future" for HBO.

COUCH POTATOES: Indie flick "Fast Sofa" has found its leads. Daily Variety says that Adam Goldberg and Rose McGowan will star in the projectm, which goes into production in July.

HOMESTEAD CREW: Timothy Dalton and Kathy Bates have joined the cast of the action comedy "Jesse James," Variety reports. Bates will play Jesse James’ mother, Dalton the bad guy who’s trying to take over their land.

WORLD TRADE: Telltale Films -- a U.K.-based production company headed by husband-wife team Jim Threapleton and Kate Winslet -- have inked a deal with Intermedia. It will be in charge of the worldwide distribution of Telltale films.

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