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'Selma' Director And Star Reconnecting For Hurricane Katrina Film

"Selma" director Ava DuVernay is reportedly connecting with that film's star David Oyelowo for a new drama based on the events of Hurricane Katrina. DuVernay will also produce and write the script for the new project, and will be joined by producer Jonathan King of Participant Media. "Hurricane Katrina is one of the most important social and environmental stories of our time," King said.

Doors Inducted Into Ultimate Classic Rock Hall Of Fame

The Doors have been voted into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame. The website hosts a monthly fan voted poll to induct classic rock acts into its HOF. According to the site, the 1960s rockers faced stiff competition throughout the voting process. "The Doors simply walloped their contemporary Jimi Hendrix by a margin of 61-to-39 percent in final round voting."

Joel And Ethan Coen Named Cannes Jury Presidents

Joel and Ethan Coen have reportedly signed on to serve as the jury presidents for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The event is set to take place in Cannes, France between May 13 and 24 this year and the complete selection list will be announced in April. "We look forward to returning to Cannes this year," the Oscar-winning directors said in a statement.

Rob Lowe Joins British Series 'Apocalypse Slough'

Rob Lowe has reportedly signed on to appear in the upcoming British series "Apocalypse Slough." The Sky1 network comedy will reportedly center on a group strangers who cross paths when the earth is threatened by an eight-mile wide comet. According the U.K.'s guardian.com, Lowe is set to play a rebellious Vatican priest who takes refuge in a bunker within the working class British town.