The life of a Jewish family in Washington DC is to be dramatised by the television network behind The Sopranos and Sex and the City.
HBO has ordered a pilot episode of a series, starring Ben Stiller and written by novelist Jonathan Safran Foer. A film adaptation of Mr Safran Foer's post-9/11 novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Clos will be in cinemas later this year.
George Clooney is to battle the Nazis in his next film role.
The actor, whose latest film, The Descendants, has been heavily tipped for Academy Awards success, is to play an art historian attempting to restore artworks stolen by the Nazis to their rightful owners.
Mr Clooney will not only star in The Monuments Men, he will also write and direct the film.