Trade Breaks: Daisies, Helen, Lio

“ABC’s “Pushing Daisies” has received a full season order while newcomers “Carpoolers” and “Moonlight” have been asked for additional scripts…” (full details)

“Goran Visnjic will join Ashley Judd in “Helen,” the English-language debut of Sandra Nettelbeck (“Mostly Martha”) for Insight Film Studios. Judd plays a woman who gives the illusion of leading a perfect life but actually harbors a dark secret. Lauren Lee Smith also stars in the film which just began shooting…” (full details)

“Producer David Kirschner (“Curious George,” “Bride of Chucky”) has made a deal with Universal Press Syndicate to turn the macabre comicstrip “Lio” into a live-action feature. Created by Mark Tatulli, the strip launched in 2006 and has been a fast-riser for the syndicate. It revolves around an odd, spiky-haired kid with a coterie of creepy friends, including a giant squid and the grim reaper…” (full details)