Samuel L. Jackson is a great, bad-guy. From Pulp Fiction, to The Spirit, he makes evil fun. He is set to star as a bad guy again in Columbia Pictures’ remake of Berry Gordy’s 1985 cult classic The Last Dragon. The role was originally played by Julius Carr. With lines like, “Am I the baddest mofo lowdown around this town?” this role is perfect for Jackson. [THR]

Courtney Cox and “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence have joined forces to create a new half-hour comedy for ABC called “Cougar Town.” Cox will be starring as a newly single 40-year-old mom and exec producing the new sitcom. [Variety]

Dylan McDermott, Zoe Saldana, Lake Bell, Nick Stahl, Paz Vega and Shannen Doherty have just signed onto writer-director Christopher Landon’s “Burning Palms,” a satire of Angeleno stereotype. They will be joining fellow actors Adriana Barraza, Colleen Camp, Jamie Chung, Robert Hoffman, Peter Macdissi, Emily Meade, Anson Mount, Rosamund Pike, Austin Williams and Tom Wright. [THR]