Oscar is sticking with his Feb. 27 date next year and, though the Academy is studying the feasibility of an earlier date starting in 2012, there are more questions than answers at this point.
Lukas Haas has been tapped to join the cast of Warner Bros.' "Red Riding Hood" as the village priest.
Jason Biggs and Joel David Moore ("Avatar") star in Seattle-based indie political comedy "Grassroots" with Peggy Rajski producing through Matthew Brady's MRB Prods.
Three-year-old Beloved Pictures is developing "100 Cupboards," having acquired feature rights to the N.D. Wilson young-adult fantasy trilogy.
Amber Entertainment is reaching for "When You Reach Me," winning a bidding war for feature rights to Rebecca Stead's sci-fi novel, recently awarded the Newbery Medal for children's literature.
Lionsgate has re-entered the mix of possible partners for beleaguered MGM.
Oscar's sticking with next Feb. 27 as the date for the 83rd annual Academy Awards -- but its Board of Governors has been pondering the idea of moving the date earlier, possibly in 2012.
Samuel Goldwyn Films is partnering with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group to take over distribution on "Welcome to the Rileys," which was to be distributed by Apparition.
Graham King is developing a feature version of "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures," the just-published memoir by Robert K. Wittman.
The self-styled moderate leaders of the Screen Actors Guild have extended an olive branch to Membership First opponents, tapping David Jolliffe as head of the Hollywood division's negotiating team at…