The beloved Douglas Adams book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has already been made into a BBC series (now on DVD), and will be made into a film this April. Casting thus far: Martin Freeman (The Office) as Arthur Dent, Mos Def as Ford Prefect, and Zooey Deschanel as Trillian. The role of Zaphod Beeblebrox has not be cast yet. The British directing duo, Hammer & Tongs (aka Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith), directs the screenplay written by the late Adams (Douglas Adams's official site on HHGG).

In other nerd movie news, Film Feed has leaked Star Wars 3 footage (MOV file). Yup, looks like it'll suck. Again. But surprising that Lucasfilm hasn't forced it off yet, which could then be an elaborate red herring hoax by George Lucas. [Via reader John]


Then there's the movies' ultimate nerd of 2003: Toby Radloff, friend of Harvey Pekar (American Splendor). Fametracker has a nice dissection of Judah Friedlander who played Radloff so well in the film, American Splendor.