MGM, Levinson, Wald eye ‘Pierce’
MGM is planning to do a remake of 1945 film “Mildred Pierce,” the film that won Joan Crawford an Oscar for her role as a successful businesswoman who is unable to control her spoiled daughter. Barry Levinson and Andrew Wald (two producers of the upcoming “Sphere”) are expected to produce. According to one source, the project will be based more closely on the James M. Cain novel. Levinson is repped by ICM.
Scott, Bruckheimer may make ‘Enemy’
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott, who most recently worked together on “Crimson Tide,” are talking about possibly reteaming for the political thriller “Enemy of the State.” They also worked together on “Days of Thunder” and “Top Gun.” With a new script by Aaron Sorkin (“A Few Good Men”), could Tom Cruise be far behind? All parties are repped by CAA.
Out of ‘Jeopardy,’ Mandoki goes to ‘Africa’
Having bowed out of Paramount Pictures’ “Double Jeopardy,” Luis Mandoki (“When a Man Loves a Woman”) now has his eye on directing Columbia Pictures’ “I Dream of Africa” for producers Stanley Jaffe and Allyn Stewart. Written by Paula Milne, the project is described as “a contemporary love story set against the backdrop of Africa.” Mandoki is repped by Endeavor.