Former football players Brian Bosworth, Michael Irvin and Bill Romanowski have signed on for parts in Paramount/Sony's remake of "The Longest Yard," starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, James Cromwell…
Fox has nearly found its "Fantastic Four." Studio has signed Michael Chiklis to play Ben Grimm/the Thing, Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic and Chris Evans as Johnny Storm/the Human Torch.
The Dept. of Labor held its first public session Wednesday with WGA West members to go over the ground rules for the upcoming presidential election.
Toymaker Hasbro and Hollywood's guilds are in play together on a new board game that could hand the Motion Picture & Television Fund $4 million if the game is a hit.
The Ruddy Morgan Organization has acquired feature rights to Gerald A. Browne's story about improbable hit men, "Swish Hitters."
Actors' Equity has resumed contract talks with the League of American Theaters and Producers after a nine-day break, meeting Tuesday for more than eight hours.
The Hollywood Film Festival will team with the Intl. Documentary Assn. to present screenings and docu-related events at the Oct. 12-18 fest at the ArcLight Theaters.
The remake of "Alfie" is going to be called "Alfie." Paramount's decided against using "What's It All About Alfie," title of the Burt Bacharach song from the 1966 pic, as the new film's title.
Los Angeles County saw solid levels of off-lot film production in June, jumping 47% from May. Permitted feature production days totaled 849, up 35% from June 2003. June total repped the highest level…
Deep River Prods., the autonomous 4-year-old shingle operated by veteran producer David Friendly and financier Marc Turtletaub, is headed for Paramount.