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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Emmy award-winning screenwriter David Simon, creator of The Wire, and fiction writer Yiyun Li are among this year’s recipients of the MacArthur Foundation’s $500,000 genius grants. [via WSJ]
2. This would either be amazing or a complete disaster: Darren Aronofsky wants to direct the Superman reboot that Christopher Nolan is producing. [via LAT]
3. MTV is planning to adapt the British award-winning high-school comedy series The Inbetweeners, which is described as Superbad meets Freaks and Geeks. [via Deadline]
4. Director Gore Verbinski wants to re-team with Johnny Depp on The Lone Ranger. Depp would be playing Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s sidekick. [via Deadline]
5. In case you missed it yesterday, check out the very promising teaser trailer for the Coen Brothers’ latest flick, True Grit, which stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin. [via The Playlist]

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