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Cruise Joins Singer’s WW2 Project

A few days after United Artists picked up Bryan Singer's untitled WW2 thriller, UA's new co-runner Tom Cruise has jumped on-board as its star says the trades.Scripted by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander, the story is based on actual...

Lozano Helms 50 Cent’s Live Bet

Universal Pictures has set Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Lozano to direct "Live Bet," a drag-racing vehicle to be driven by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson reports Variety.Heist film script is set in the world of underground clubs and illegal car racing....

Emile Hirsch Is The Speed Racer

Emile Hirsch ("Alpha dog," "The Girl Next Door") is in talks to star in "Speed Racer," the live-action version of the anime cartoon being directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on the classic 1960s series...

Sony Flies To Green Hornet

Sony Pictures has picked up rights to classic crime-fighting hero "The Green Hornet" and plans to adapt the story for the big screen."Hornet" follows the adventures of Britt Reid, a bored playboy who inherits his father's crusading newspaper, the...

Victoria Was Such A Blunt Woman

Emily Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada") is set to star in "The Young Victoria" for Initial Entertainment Group and Martin Scorsese producing.Filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee ("C.R.A.Z.Y.") will direct the historical pic. Blunt will play the lively and warmhearted Victoria, who...

Trade Breaks: Sugar, Passion, Boll

"Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck ("Half Nelson") will write and direct a pic about Dominican baseball. "Sugar" will look at the promise and broken dreams of a Dominican baseball prospect plucked from his native country to play in...

New Line Gets Into Gears of Wars

New Line Cinema has acquired the film rights to award-winning Xbox 360 video game "Gears of War," with writer Stuart Beattie ("Collateral") attached to adapt the project which is aiming for a Summer 2009 release.Developed by Epic Games, the...

Sarcasms Thrown At Hutton & Sorvino

Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Dana Delany, Stockard Channing and Mario Van Peebles will star in ensemble drama "Multiple Sarcasms," set in New York City circa 1979 and produced and directed by Brooks Branch reports Variety.Script, co-penned by Linda Morris,...

9 Wood Lands On The Green

An all-star cast will provide voices for the main characters in Academy Award nominee Shane Acker's animated epic "9", which is currently in production for Focus Features. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.Elijah Wood (of The Lord...

The Random Spiel: March 20th 2007

"Filming will probably begin March, 2008, as was always planned from the beginning. The WWII film Bryan plans to shoot over the summer will have NO EFFECT whatsoever on the Superman sequel schedule" explains Robert Meyer Burnett who...

Miyazaki’s Next Opens Summer 2008

Toho will release director Hayao Miyazaki's next animated film, Gake no Ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff), in Summer 2008 reports the trades.The new film concerns a goldfish princess named Ponyo who wants to become human and her...

Cruise Shines To Coppola’s Youth

The Cruise/Wagner led United Artists is in talks to acquire "Youth Without Youth," Francis Ford Coppola's first film since 1997's "The Rainmaker" reports Variety.The $5 million film, which Coppola shot last winter in Romania, stars Tim Roth as a...

The Original James Bond Open To Return?

Sean Connery hasn't done a film since 2003's woeful "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," and for all intents and purposes is retired from the biz it seems.Despite claims that Lucas and Spielberg want him back for "Indiana Jones IV",...

Maggie Thatcher Gets Her Own Movie

Having had great success with exploring the female figurehead of British aristocracy in "The Queen", Pathe Films is now turning its attention towards a former female figurehead of British politics.Yes the Iron Lady herself, former UK Prime Minister Margaret...

Maroni Gets Beefed Up In Knight?

Some interesting rumours have popped up recently over at fansite Batman on Film, most of which sounds quite reasonable and perfectly understandable considering the context.According to them, director Chris Nolan is looking into beefing up the character of...

Apted & Boyle Fed Up With Sequels

They're two of the most acclaimed British directors working right now, ready to take on most challenges.So what wouldn't they do? Both spoke out on that today to Teletext UK with surprising candor about their future.Apted says he does...

Duelling Cuts Of Across the Universe

There's a fight going on over the upcoming mind-trip road flick "Across the Universe" between the director and studio head says The New York Times.Julie Taymor ("Frida," "Titus"), the woman behind the highly acclaimed stage production version of Disney's...

Penn, Keener To Learn What Happened

TheyCatherine Keener and Robin Wright Penn have signed on to Barry Levinson's new comedy "What Just Happened?" says Reuters.Based on an original screenplay by Art Linson, the story centers on a desperate movie producer (Robert De Niro) trying to...

Trade Breaks: Counter, Good, Exodus

"Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed North American rights to German drama "The Counterfeiters," a true story about a money-manufacturing operation set up by the Nazis. The film stars Karl Markovics, who plays the head of a counterfeiting operation, and...

Channing Tatum Sparks To John

New Line Cinema has snapped up screen rights to another Nicholas Sparks bestseller, "Dear John," and attached Channing Tatum ("Step Up," "She's The Man") to star reports Variety.The story follows a soldier home on leave who falls hard for...

Grisham Film Turns Green At WIP

David Gordon Green ("Snow Angels," "Undertow," "All the Real Girls") is in final negotiations to write and direct a screen adaptation of John Grisham's nonfiction book "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town" for Warner Independent...

Writer’s Block: Animal, Johnson, Dance

"Warner Bros. has preemptively snapped up an untitled comedy pitch by Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger ("Space Invader") set in the world of wild animal training. Lisbe and Reger will exec produce the feature project, which centers...

Angelina Jolie Is A Wanted Woman

Angelina Jolie is set to join the cast of Universal Pictures action film "Wanted" which Timur Bekmambetov will direct.Based on a graphic novel, James McAvoy plays a young man who discovers his father is an assassin, only to learn...

Macdonald Wins The State of Play

Kevin Macdonald, who directed Oscar winner "The Last King of Scotland" and acclaimed moutain climbing drama "Touching the Void", has signed on to helm "State of Play" for Universal Pictures."State of Play" is an adaptation of the highly acclaimed,...

Jackie Earle Haley Keeping Busy

Oscar-nominated actor Jackie Earle Haley ("Little Children," "All the King's Men") continues his comeback with three projects already in the works says The Hollywood Reporter.In the Will Ferrell basketball comedy "Semi-Pro" over at New Line, Haley plays a fan...

Focal Point Gets Biopic Treatment

Filmstreet Prods. has launched development of a feature about Focal Point, the first band signed to the Beatles' Apple Music label reports Variety.Banner's acquired feature rights to band member Paul Tennant's tome "All You Need Is Luck... or How...

Robin Thicke Scores On Wednesday

Hunky chart-topping R&B artist Robin Thicke is in negotiations to write his first feature film score for the urban drama "This Wednesday," with wife Paula Patton ("Deja Vu," "Idlewild") attached to star as a female pimp.Reuters reports that Patton...

Blanchett, Gong, Shia & Indiana

It's craziness over in "Indiana Jones" land as casting rumours emerge, get shot down and then quietly re-emerge again.First up as we know, back on Friday actress Cate Blanchett was supposedly signed for the fourth film...

Heigl Tries On A Lot Of Dresses

"Grey's Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl will headline Spyglass Entertainment's romantic comedy "27 Dresses," directed by Anne Fletcher ("Step Up") reports Variety.Heigl will play a single woman who has served as a bridesmaid 27 times. She is enlisted once...

Back In Blax With Dolemite

Fallout Entertainment has acquired the rights to remake the 1975 blaxploitation action comedy "Dolemite" and has had discussions with several stars of comedy and hip-hop (eg. Snoop Dogg) says trade publication The Hollywood Reporter.Dolemite -- inspired by a character...

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