Goran Visnjic ("ER") has joined Ewan McGregor, Melanie Laurent and Christopher Plummer in the indie drama "Beginners" for Olympus Pictures and Parts and Labor.
Lakeshore Entertainment has signed Brazilian director Heitor Dhalia to helm the espionage thriller "April 23."
Cinema Epoch has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Italian production "L'amour cache" (Hidden Love) and set a January release.
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to the theatrical version of "Carlos," directed by Olivier Assayas ("Summer Hours").
Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in sci-fi thriller "Source Code" for Vendome Pictures and the Mark Gordon Co.
With the indie sector on shaky ground, experts warned of a hard-to-resist temptation: Going for the money.
While Hollywood's prospects for foreign financing is downbeat, the situation should slowly brighten, according to film biz honchos at the American Film Market on Friday.
Nick Counter died Friday at West Hills Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 69.
Producers Arthur E. Friedman ("Beyond the Sea") and Steven Jay Rubin are developing an Audie Murphy biopic, buying rights to Don Graham's biography "No Name on the Bullet."
Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Dagur Kari's "The Good Heart," starring Brian Cox, Paul Dano and Isild Le Besco.
Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake are heading to Jellystone Park as part of Warner Bros.' live-action/CG animated "Yogi Bear."