Trade Breaks: Pele, Sleuth, Mikey

“William Morris Agency is readying a biopic feature film about the life of Pele, the legendary Brazillian football star and three-time World Cup winner. The agency has signed him for representation in all areas…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures International has picked up U.K., Australia, New Zealand and South African distribution rights to Kenneth Branagh’s update of “Sleuth,” starring Jude Law and Michael Caine. The new version, which recently finished filming in the UK and was scripted by Harold Pinter, tells the story of an out-of-work actor (Law) who becomes embroiled in an affair with the wife of a wealthy writer (Caine), who in turn is having an affair with a much younger woman…” (full details)

“Charlie Matthau has signed on to direct “Mikey & Dolores,” a love story about a down-on-his-luck talent manager (David Proval) who falls in love with his client, a jazz singer.

Proval and Cheryl Meccariello penned the very musical script. Eric Roberts, Steven Bauer, Vincent Pastor, Tanna Frederick, Don Rickles and Pete Rose has been in talks for roles with shooting beginning in May in Las Vegas and Los Angeles…” (full details)