Trades: Balloon, Batman, Runaways

“NeoClassics Films has acquired North American rights to Australian coming-of-age comedy “The Black Balloon” from Icon Entertainment. Toni Collette, Luke Ford, Rhys Wakefield and Gemma Ward star in the film which will get a limited release in October. Elissa Down will direct the project…” (full details)

Rumors of Johnny Depp as The Riddler, and both Angelina Jolie or Maggie Gyllenhaal as Catwoman in the next Batman are false as the script and characters haven’t been decided yet according to various sources at Warner Bros. Pictures.

“River Road Entertainment willfinance “The Runaways,” the rock ‘n’ roll biopic about the ’70s all-female rock band featuring Joan Jett, Cherie Curie and the late Sandy West. Floria Sigismondi penned and will direct the project. “The Runaways” is casting and is slated to go into production in late fall…” (full details)