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ROLE CALL: Patric, Liotta 'Narc'

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

Ray Liotta and Jason Patric have joined the indie forces.

The two actors will co-star in the thriller "Narc," The Hollywood Reporter says. The story follows a narcotics officer (Patric) assigned to investigate the death of a rookie cop.

He gets teamed up with the cop's former partner (Liotta), whom he finds out is up to no good.

Liotta is also executive producing the film, which goes into production in Toronto next week.

KAREN GOES BIG SCREEN: "Will & Grace's" Emmy Award-winning Megan Mullally might join the cast of "Stealing Stanford," Daily Variety reports.

If she signs, this would mark the actress's first leading role in a feature film. The film stars Jason Lee as a guy who turns to petty crime in order to finance his niece's education.

Before "Will & Grace," Mullally performed on Broadway and in other theatrical productions.

KA-CHING! "Cast Away" scribe William Broyles isn't feeling one bit lonely these days. The screenwriter has landed a seven-figure screenplay deal with Deep River Prods, Variety columnist Michael Flemming reports. The contract will guarantee Deep River one of the two original scripts Broyles is working on.

GOING O.C.: "High Fidelity" standout Jack Black will co-star in the high school comedy "Orange County," Variety says. The Paramount/MTV flick is about the crazy antics pulled by a high school senior in order to get into Stanford University.

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