Trade Breaks: Ortiz, Nair, Shankman

“John Ortiz (“Miami Vice”) confirms that he’s been cast as Sicillian gangster Frank Nitti in Michael Mann’s John Dillinger flick “Public Enemies”. He will also appear in the fourth “The Fast and the Furious”…” (full details)

“”The Namesake” helmer Mira Nair will direct the Amelia Earhart biopic starring Hilary Swank set to go into production this year. Philip Noyce was attached to direct, but dropped out before Xmas to helm the “Mary, Queen of Scots” feature instead…” (full details)

“Producer Adam Shankman confirms that shooting begins in three weeks on the Adam Sandler comedy “Bedtime Stories” and won’t wrap production until June. Despite a lot of CG elements, the project is still targeted for a December 25th release…” (full details)