Morgan Creek Taps Helmer Donaldson

Roger Donaldson has been set to direct Morgan Creek Prods.’ “White Sands,” a thriller slated to start in New Mexico in April.

Key casting is under way. “White Sands,” which reunites Morgan Creek with “Pacific Heights” producers Bill Sackheim and Scott Rudin and screenwriter Daniel Pyne, marks a first association between the indie film company and Donaldson. The director’s previous films include “No Way Out,” “Cocktail,” “The Bounty” and, in his native New Zealand, “Smash Palace.”

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