Trade Breaks: Brideshead, Poker, Mamet

“Miramax Films has picked up North American rights to Julian Jarrold’s $20 million adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel “Brideshead Revisited”. Shooting begins in June on location in Yorkshire, Oxford, Venice and Morocco. Miramax was heavily involved in the creative development of the project prior to the announcement of its acquisition…” (full details)

“Lori Petty, Selma Blair, David Alan Grier, Bokeem Woodbine and Jennifer Lawrence will star in indie drama “The Poker House,” with Petty making her directorial debut. Petty and Grier co-wrote the story set in 1976 and centered on a 14-year-old girl and her two younger sisters as they make their way through the tragedy that seems to be their life. Shooting takes place in Chicago…” (full details)

“The papers of playwright, writer and film director David Mamet — from handwritten journals to correspondence with actors — has been acquired by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas. The collection spans from 1966 to 2001 and includes more than 100 boxes of material, with multiple drafts of acclaimed plays “American Buffalo” and “Glengarry Glen Ross,” as well as screenplays for “The Untouchables” and “Wag the Dog”…” (full details)