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Burke & Lippman’s Books Become Mini-Series

GigaPix Studios has secured the rights to a group of mystery and crime novels from best selling authors James Lee Burke and Laura Lippman with plans to turn them into branded limited series for television reports Crime Spree Cinema.Lippman's...

Trade Breaks: Bottle, Iron, Filth

"Freestyle Releasing is planning a 250 screen release this Fall of Randall Miller's Sundance entry "Bottle Shock". The true story revolves around a vineyard owner (Bill Pullman) and his slacker son (Chris Pine) who join forces with a...

Universal Sets Its Blu-Ray Titles

Former HD-DVD exclusive studio Universal Pictures will kick off its Blu-ray releases with the first two seasons of "Heroes" on August 26th.The studio confirms that all its new films, starting from last month's "Doomsday", will be released day-and-date with...

Fear Phil, Not The Doctor

Jack Angelo and Sam Brown ("Undateable") have set up the comedy pitch "Fear Phil" at Disney and Offspring Entertainment says Variety.The story revolves around an insurance salesman who makes a living preying on other people's fears, only to wake...

‘Arrested’ Trio To Sit Down

"Arrested Development" stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Henry Winkler are re-teaming in the animated Fox comedy "Sit Down, Shut Up" reports Reuters.Based on a short-lived, live-action early 1991 Australian sitcom, 'Sit' centers on staff members at a high school...

Cheyenne Jackson Paints On Canvas

Cheyenne Jackson ("United 93") is joining Scott Thompson, John Paul Pitoc, Gedde Watanabe and Matthew Montgomery in the bohemian drama "Shifting the Canvas" says The Hollywood Reporter.Openly gay actor Jackson will play Jens, a straight financial exec who works...

Ridley Scott To Direct And Produce “Kind One”

Ridley Scott will direct and produce an adaptation of Tom Epperson's period noir novel "The Kind One" for Warner Bros. Pictures says Variety.The story is set in 1930s Los Angeles, and centers on an amnesiac who finds himself working...

Norton Responds To Hulk Reports

Edward Norton has responded to rumors the other week that he and Marvel Studios are in a dispute over the final cut of the upcoming "The Incredible Hulk".Entertainment Weekly has published an interesting article which explains the situation in...

Uma Thurman Enjoys Motherhood

Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver and Anthony Edwards are teaming for the sub-$10 million indie comedy "Motherhood" says Variety.The day-in-the-life feature has Thurman as a harried mother of two prepping for her daughter's sixth birthday party as myriad urban challenges...

Ashley Tisdale In Teen Witch Remake

"High School Musical" actress Ashley Tisdale is in negotiations to star in a remake of "Teen Witch" for United Artists says the trades.The original 1989 fantasy musical starred Robyn Lively as an unpopular high school teen who learns she's...

Trade Breaks: Happened, Graduation, Zide

"Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened?", a tale of an embattled Hollywood producer, has been chosen to close this year's Festival de Cannes. Robert De Nir stars in the film which has a climactic scene taking place at...

Thierot Replaces Hopper On 25/8

Max Thierot ("Jumper") will replace Henry Lee Hopper as the lead in Wes Craven's horror thriller "25/8" for Rogue Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Hopper was to make his screen debut as one of seven teens haunted by a killer...

Rudin Subjected To Roth’s Indignation

Producer Scott Rudin has made a preemptive acquisition of Philip Roth's upcoming novel "Indignation" says Variety.Set in 1951, the story focuses on the 18-year-old son of a kosher butcher in Newark who grapples with anti-Semitism, sexual repression and the...

Bloom In Johnnie To’s Circle

Director Johnnie To is eyeing Orlando Bloom to star in the $40 million "Red Circle" for Studio Canal says The Hollywood Reporter.A remake of the 1970 Alain Delon crime thriller, the story follows an aristocratic thief released from prison...

Shane Abbess Verifies The Source Code

Aussie director Shane Abbess ("Gabriel") is set to helm the sci-fi thriller "Source Code" for Universal Pictures says the trades.Penned by Ben Ripley, the story centers on a time continuum though the actual plot details are being kept under...

Phoenix Parties Like The Amish

Phoenix Pictures and the Gold Co. are teaming on the comedy "Amish Gone Wild" says Variety.The story focuses on the Rumspringa ritual, a rite of passage in which Amish teens expose themselves to pop culture and the experiences of...

Tucker Max Serves Beer In Hell

Tucker Max will adapt his true story best-seller "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" into a major feature film says The Hollywood Reporter.The film will follow Max's trip to a friend's bachelor party, where he ensnares the groom...

X-Files Sequel Gets A Name

"The X-Files: I Want to Believe". That's the official title of the upcoming second feature film based on the highly successful TV series reports the Associated Press. Show creator and film director Chris Carter confirmed the title...

Allison Janney Joins Place, Words

Allison Janney has landed roles in Sam Mendes' relationship comedy "This Must Be the Place" for Focus Features and the Eddie Murphy comedy "A Thousand Words" for DreamWorks says The Hollywood Reporter.In 'Place', Janney plays a loud, brassy, decidedly...

Indiana & Knight Long Runtimes

"Iron Man" should be fun, "Wall-E" touching, and who knows what to expect from the likes of "Hancock", "Wanted," "Caspian" or "Hulk".Yet when polls and general chatter about this Summer's movies comes up, there are two which stand...

Weinsteins Talk Shanghai & Samurai

The Weinstein Company has revealed some new details about two projects its producing with its $285 million Asian Film Fund says Variety."Shanghai" will be directed by Mikael Hafstrom ("1408," "Derailed") from a script by Hossein Amini ("The Wings of...

Richard Gere Among Brooklyn’s Finest

Richard Gere has signed on for both Avalon Pictures' Amelia Earhart biopic and Millennium Films' cop drama "Brooklyn's Finest" says Variety.In "Amelia," Gere will star opposite Hilary Swank. The story chronicles the rocky relationship between the famed aviator...

Amy Winehouse Solace Song Denied

A recent report in The Sun had photos of Amy Winehouse taking a break "from recording the new James Bond theme".Since publication, this has generated a whirlwind of press fueling the talk that the troubled singer is the leading...

Steinfeld Gets Money for Nothing

Scribe Peter Steinfeld ("21") will adapt the lottery scam memoir "Money for Nothing" for Warner Independent Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.The project is based on Edward Ugel's novel "One Man's Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions".That book...

Shyamalan’s Avatar Set For 2010

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies have greenlit the live-action epic adventure M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, which will launch over the Independence Day weekend in 2010, opening on Friday, July 2, 2010.Shyamalan, the visionary creator of the OscarĀ®-nominated...

DreamWorks Options Atlantis Rising

DreamWorks has optioned the rights and is planning a live-action feature adaptation of Platinum Studios' comic book "Atlantis Rising" says Reuters.Created by Scott Rosenberg, "Atlantis" is a five-part techno-thriller miniseries in which seismic disturbances force the world's militaries to...

Trades: Legion, Love, Grace, Beaujolais

"Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, Brighton Partners, and Rainmaker Entertainment are launching the new superhero property "Legion of 5". The series of CG-animated films will have a cross-platform approach to include games, online and mobile releases. Details of...

Fox Atomic Adopts A Surrogate

Fox Atomic has picked up "Vanished" and "The Hidden" author Kathryn Mackel's novel "The Surrogate" which Ralph Winter will produce says Variety.The thriller revolves around a couple who hire a surrogate to carry their child and find out...

Milla Jovovich Joins 4th Kind

Milla Jovovich will star in Gold Circle Films' thriller "The 4th Kind" says The Hollywood Reporter.The fact-based thriller involves an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past...

Chastain Plants Malick’s Tree

Jessica Chastain has been cast opposite Brad Pitt in Terrence Malick's new drama "Tree of Life" for River Road says Variety.The story concerns the loss of innocence as seen through the eyes of the son of the characters portrayed...

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