Trade Breaks: Barbarella, Crime, Lesson

“The first rumoured name off the block for the upcoming remake of 60’s sci-fi schlock classic “Barbarella”? Why “Factory Girl” star Sienna Miller of course will be doing the famous zero-g stripping this time around…” (full details)

“Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment (HBO’s “Rome”) will develop feature projects based on the Hard Case Crime novels. First film, aimed for lensing later this year, will be “Little Girl Lost,” based on the Richard Aleas novel about a young detective who discovers that his high school sweetheart has just been found brutally murdered on the roof of New York’s seediest strip club…” (full details)

“Noah Taylor and John Hurt will topline Italo novelist Alessandro Baricco’s directorial debut “Lesson 21,” an English-language drama inspired by Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” Pic about a student (Taylor) blown away by a potent lecture about the peace-themed ode made by a mad music professor (Hurt), is produced by Domenico Procacci’s Fandango in association with RAI Cinema, which will distribute in Italy…” (full details)