Trade Breaks: English, Me, Unthinkable

By Garth Franklin Friday December 1st 2006 12:58AM

"Producer Saul Zaentz on Thursday filed a $20 million lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing the Walt Disney Co. and its Miramax unit of failing to share profits from the 1996 best picture Oscar winner "The English Patient." Zaentz partially financed the movie and created a joint venture with Miramax to co-finance the picture and share in its profits, the suit states. Using inappropriate accounting practices, Miramax has attempted to show that it has yet to recoup costs associated with the acquisition, distribution and marketing of the film, it alleges..." (full details)

"David O. Russell and Jason Blum are teaming to produce teen comedy "All About Me" for New Line. Script will be penned by actress Jenna Lamia, and revolves around a high school student in the drama department who wants to be famous -- and will do just about anything to get there..." (full details)

"Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has signed Tarsem ("The Cell") to direct political thriller "Unthinkable". Whilst the synopsis is being kept under wraps, Tarsem and British scribe Peter Woodward are at work revising Woodward's spec script..." (full details)