You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Miramax pic quite a steal

Minghella movie has write stuff

LONDON — Anthony Minghella is set to helm “Breaking and Entering” for Miramax Films. Production of his original screenplay will be his first since his 1991 debut pic, “Truly Madly Deeply.”

No budget has been announced, but the movie will be on a smaller scale than Minghella’s last two films for Miramax, “Cold Mountain” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”

Currently casting, the film will start production in April. Ensemble drama follows contemporary Londoners from a variety of ethnic and class backgrounds whose lives intersect in the seedy inner-city area of Kings Cross.

Title reportedly refers to the film’s central theme of theft, both criminal and emotional.

Minghella and partner Sydney Pollack will produce via their Mirage Enterprises, which struck a three-year producing agreement with Miramax at the start of 2004.

“We’re pleased and excited that the first project under Mirage’s new production deal with Miramax will be Anthony’s film,” Pollack said. Colin Vaines, U.K.-based exec VP of European production and development, will oversee “Breaking and Entering” for Miramax. Tim Bricknell will oversee for Mirage.

Eric Roth, senior VP of business and legal affairs, and former Miramax exec Steve Hutensky negotiated the agreement on behalf of Miramax.

Minghella is still working on his previously announced adaptation of Liz Jensen’s novel “The Ninth Life of Louis Drax” for Miramax. He plans to shoot that pic toward the end of this year.

More Film

  • Zoe Ewan McGregor

    Tribeca Film Review: 'Zoe'

    LONDON — Anthony Minghella is set to helm “Breaking and Entering” for Miramax Films. Production of his original screenplay will be his first since his 1991 debut pic, “Truly Madly Deeply.” No budget has been announced, but the movie will be on a smaller scale than Minghella’s last two films for Miramax, “Cold Mountain” and […]

  • James Cameron Pandora World of Avatar

    James Cameron Talks Plans for Five 'Avatar' Films & More 'Terminator'

    LONDON — Anthony Minghella is set to helm “Breaking and Entering” for Miramax Films. Production of his original screenplay will be his first since his 1991 debut pic, “Truly Madly Deeply.” No budget has been announced, but the movie will be on a smaller scale than Minghella’s last two films for Miramax, “Cold Mountain” and […]

  • Rampage

    Dwayne Johnson's 'Rampage' Continues to Roar Overseas

    LONDON — Anthony Minghella is set to helm “Breaking and Entering” for Miramax Films. Production of his original screenplay will be his first since his 1991 debut pic, “Truly Madly Deeply.” No budget has been announced, but the movie will be on a smaller scale than Minghella’s last two films for Miramax, “Cold Mountain” and […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Box Office: 'A Quiet Place' Back on Top, 'Super Troopers 2' Smokes Projections

    LONDON — Anthony Minghella is set to helm “Breaking and Entering” for Miramax Films. Production of his original screenplay will be his first since his 1991 debut pic, “Truly Madly Deeply.” No budget has been announced, but the movie will be on a smaller scale than Minghella’s last two films for Miramax, “Cold Mountain” and […]

  • 'The Night Eats the World' Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Night Eats the World'

    LONDON — Anthony Minghella is set to helm “Breaking and Entering” for Miramax Films. Production of his original screenplay will be his first since his 1991 debut pic, “Truly Madly Deeply.” No budget has been announced, but the movie will be on a smaller scale than Minghella’s last two films for Miramax, “Cold Mountain” and […]

  • Bradley Cooper Robert De Niro

    Bradley Cooper on His Secret Pact With Lady Gaga for 'A Star is Born'

    LONDON — Anthony Minghella is set to helm “Breaking and Entering” for Miramax Films. Production of his original screenplay will be his first since his 1991 debut pic, “Truly Madly Deeply.” No budget has been announced, but the movie will be on a smaller scale than Minghella’s last two films for Miramax, “Cold Mountain” and […]

  • The seagull

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Seagull'

    LONDON — Anthony Minghella is set to helm “Breaking and Entering” for Miramax Films. Production of his original screenplay will be his first since his 1991 debut pic, “Truly Madly Deeply.” No budget has been announced, but the movie will be on a smaller scale than Minghella’s last two films for Miramax, “Cold Mountain” and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content