Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball is reteaming with HBO for an hour-long drama series, this one focusing on the “Southern Vampires” books, a series of supernatural thrillers by Charlaine Harris, set in Bon Temps, Louisiana. . . . Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Pi) is in talks to direct Black Flies, a thriller that focuses on a traumatized young EMT worker in Harlem; Aronofsky will also direct several upcoming episodes of ABC’s Lost, to air in May. . . . Sara Ramirez, who received a Tony Award for her role in Spamalot, has announced she’ll leave the show in mid-December, with Les Miserables alum Lauren Kennedy stepping in. . . . Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Productions just bought the rights to Art Linson’s book What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales From the Front Line, which chronicles his days as a movie producer. . . . The Rolling Stones are teaming with Starbucks to release an album of rare tracks, which will be available at the coffee company’s shops and at music stores starting November 22.
The Approval Matrix: November 14, 2005
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