Trades: Dick, Days, Cottage, Bingen

“Dickhouse Prods., the home of “Jackass” producers Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine, has signed a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures/MTV Films. Dickhouse will develop and produce comedies and possible horror projects as starring vehicles for Knoxville and projects that Jonze or Tremaine could potentially direct…” (full details)

“Korean actress Yunjin Kim (“Lost”) has been cast in a Korean crime thriller by Prime Entertainment. “Seven Days” will be directed by Won Shin-yeon (“The Wig,” “Bloody Aria”). Kim will portray a successful lawyer who, in order to save her daughter, is pressured into defending the innocence of a man slated to receive the death penalty…” (full details)

“Hildegarde of Bingen, one of the most important figures of the medieval Catholic Church and whom many consider the world’s first feminist, will be the subject of the new film by German director Margarethe von Trotta (“Rosenstrasse”). Shooting is set for late summer with a 2008 release planned…” (full details)

“The UK Film Council has given £770,000 to Bafta’s Newcomer of the Year Paul Andrew Williams for his new film The Cottage, which will star Andy Serkis. The black comedy horror follows two brothers who bungle the kidnapping of the daughter of an underworld boss. Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison and Steve O’Donnell star. Williams has written the script with Ken Marshall producing.