Trade Breaks: Anarchy, Party, Tyson

“Ron Perlman is set to star in FX’s upcoming series “Sons of Anarchy.” Kurt Sutter’s series revolves around a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s efforts to protect their town from dealers and developers. Perlman will play club president and stepfather of Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam). Perlman replaces Scott Glenn who was recast when the project shifted in a more darkly comedic direction…” (full details)

United Artists has hired writer Charles Randolph to adapt Stanley N. Alpert’s nonfiction work “The Birthday Party.” Alpert, a former assistant U.S. attorney, describes the 25-hour kidnapping ordeal he endured in a Brooklyn apartment in 1998 the night before his 38th birthday. Randolph already has filed a draft…” (full details)

Sony Pictures Classics is in final negotiations to acquire James Toback’s boxing documentary “Tyson,” which chronicles the illustrious but often troubled life of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Toback plans to show the film during the early Fall film festivals before a release timed around the November elections…” (full details)