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Trent Reznor Hires 'Fight Club' Writer For 'Year Zero' HBO Mini-Series

Also: Coen Bros. plan movie based on Greenwich Village folk scene; Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music signs label deal

June 27, 2011 12:05 PM ET
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Trent Reznor Finds Writer For HBO Mini-Series
Fight Club screenwriter Jim Uhls has signed on to pen Year Zero, Trent Reznor's forthcoming HBO mini-series based on the 2007 Nine Inch Nails album of the same name. No details about the project have come out, but hopefully this means the show is getting closer to the production stage. [Hollywood Reporter]

The Coen Bros. Plan Greenwich Village Folk Scene Flick
Ethan and Joel Coen are developing a script for a new movie loosely based on the life of Dave van Ronk, a central figure in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the Fifties and Sixties. The notoriously secretive brothers have not revealed anything about the film, much less have formally announced the project, but the movie is expected to tell the story of the Greenwich Village scene from the perspective of a van Ronk-like character. [L.A. Times]

Kayne West's G.O.O.D. Music Signs Worldwide Deal
Kayne West's G.O.O.D. Music label has signed a long-term worldwide agreement with Island Def Jam Music Group. G.O.O.D., which has previously operated as an imprint featuring releases by Common, John Legend, Kid Cudi and West himself. [Billboard]

Black Francis to Release New Album With Reid Paley
Pixies frontman Black Francis and frequent collaborator Reid Paley will release Paley & Francis, their first album as a duo, on September 13th. The ten-track album is comprised entirely of first-take recordings made over the course of two days in Nashville in September of 2010. [Press release]

British Politician Found Dead at Glastonbury
According to the Guardian, Christopher Shale, British Prime Minister David Cameron's constituency aide and leader of Oxfordshire-based Conservative group West Oxfordshire Conservative Association, was found dead in a portable toilet backstage at the Glastonbury festival. Shale's cause of death has not been announced. [Pitchfork]

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