Paramount has acquired Mike Judge's "Extract," starring Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck and Mila Kunis, for the U.K.
French distributor Haut en Court has acquired British director Paul Andrew Williams' "Cherry Tree Lane" for France and French-speaking Europe from sales company Salt.
The last time Iraqi helmer Mohammed al-Daradji made a film -- his feature debut "Ahlaam" in 2006 -- he was kidnapped and left for dead by insurgents as well as shot at and detained by American forces.
Universal Pictures co-chairs Adam Fogelson and Donna Langley have upped Christian Grass to prexy of international productions and acquisitions for Universal Pictures Intl.
Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen have boarded Michael Winterbottom's "The Promised Land."
Alexandre Dumas' classic 17th century adventure "The Three Musketeers" is set to get the "Sherlock Holmes" treatment.
Gallic sales and distribution company Le Pacte has acquired street artist Banksy's documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" for France and is also backing Israeli helmer Ari Folman's upcoming "The…
Metropolis Intl. Sales and Timeless Films are launching two new titles at the European Film Market.
John C. Reilly has boarded the cast of helmer Lynne Ramsay's "We Need to Talk About Kevin."
Emilio Estevez is hoping to plug into America's heartland with "The Way."
Disney has boldly told U.S. exhibs it wants to break the theatrical-to-DVD window on at least two titles a year -- beginning with Tim Burton's 3D tentpole "Alice in Wonderland," according to insiders.