Katherine Heigl will star in romancer "Life as We Know It" for Warner Bros., with Greg Berlanti directing and Barry Josephson and Paul Brooks producing.
This hardline faction will position Elias Davis against John Wells for the WGA presidency.
Zac Efron has signed on to star in an untitled thriller for Mandate Pictures, with Greg Shapiro of Kingsgate Films, Jason Barrett and Leslie Dixon producing.
Labor veteran Ursula Lawrence has been hired as the lead strategic organizer for WGA East.
Adam Sandler, Cher, Jon Favreau, Sylvester Stallone and Judd Apatow will provide voices for the animals in MGM's live-action comedy "The Zookeeper," starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson.
Fox 2000 has signed Kevin Lima ("Enchanted") to direct romantic comedy "Frank" with Radar Pictures topper Ted Field and Chris Chase producing.
In a surprise move that portends a vigorous election, John Wells has entered the race.
Visual-effects specialist Charles Gibson will make his bigscreen directing debut with the Geoff Rodkey-scripted family comedy "The Goblin."
"October Country" has won the grand jury award at the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival.
"Dancing With the Stars" pro dancer and country singer Julianne Hough will star opposite Chace Crawford on Paramount's upcoming remake of "Footloose," contingent on working out scheduling.
In a major shakeup, Paramount Pictures on Friday ousted John Lesher and Brad Weston and tapped production president Adam Goodman to take Lesher's slot as prez of Paramount's film group.