*Inspired by Shirley MacLaine's assertion that the best parts for actresses fall into one of the above categories

Good news on the casting front today: One of Hollywood's least-victimized leading ladies, Sandra Bullock, is set to star in the Fox vehicle One of the Guys, a comedy about a tomboy who throws her all-guy group of friends "into chaos when she embraces her feminine side", reports Variety.


The trade paper also reports that another strong lead actress, the Oscar-nominated Joan Allen, will appear alongside Richard Gere in Hachiko, A Dog's Story, a remake of a Japanese film about a loyal Akita who waited patiently for almost a decade after its owner died and didn't return home.

Uh, maybe they should call it Hachiko, A Sob Story.
Bullock Loves Guys [Variety]
Joan Allen Fetches A 'Dog's' Tale [Variety]