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ROLE CALL: Julia in ‘Replay’ Mode

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

Julia Roberts might very well be the hardest working woman in Hollywood.

With "American Sweethearts" and the "Ocean’s Eleven" remake already in the works, the $20 mil actress is in talks to star in another high-profile project.

In "Replay," Roberts would reteam with Brad Pitt -- whom the actress worked with in the upcoming "The Mexican" and will be working with again in "Ocean’s Eleven" -- where she plays the former love of a deceased man (Pitt) who comes back to life to correct his mistakes.

The project will mark the first collaboration between ex-Disney head Joe Roth’s Revolution Studios and Warner Bros.

MOVING IN: Daily Variety reports that Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore will star in "The Duplex." The comedy is about a young couple trying to move into a swanky New York duplex.

COOL CATS: Get ready for some catting around: Jennifer Tilly, Kirsten Dunst and multiple Emmy winner Eddie Izzard have joined the production of "The Cat’s Meow," The Hollywood Reporter says. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich ("The Last Picture Show"), the film chronicles the scandal behind the murder of a Hollywood power broker aboard tycoon William Randolph Hearst’s yacht during the 1920s.

PIANO LESSONS: The Reporter also says that indie-minded actor Adrien Brody might star as the late Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski’s aptly titled project "The Pianist." Brody apparently beat out thousands of hopefuls for the role after Polanski placed a wanted ad in a London paper.

HEAD TRIPPING: Variety reports that actress Alfre Woodard will join Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges in the "K-Pax." The film is about a psychiatric patient (Spacey) who claims to be from another planet. Bridges will play the psychiatrist and Woodard his boss.

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