Trade Breaks: Inkheart, Kit, Kingdoms

“Producer Andy Licht is suing New Line and author Cornelia Funke, claiming that he first submitted a manuscript of the book “Inkheart” for consideration as a feature film but was elbowed aside when the movie was greenlighted. New Line recently wrapped production on the Iain Softley-directed film, a children’s fantasy starring Brendan Fraser, and set it for distribution in spring 2008…” (full details)

“Producer HBO Films and distributor Picturehouse are holding open casting calls for eight-to-12-year-old actresses to appear opposite Abigail Breslin in “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery.” Breslin plays the clever Depression-era title character, adapted from the American Girl book series. The casting calls for several roles will be held May 7 in Los Angeles, May 8 in Chicago and May 12 in New York…” (full details)

“Arclight Films, the L.A. and Australia-based sales agent has picked up international sales rights to “Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon,” one of the biggest Asian movies of the year. Arclight will rep the film from Cannes onwards under its Easternlight label…” (full details)