Although the Writers Guild of Ameria's strike ended two and half years ago, its impact remains very much a part of the current campaign for eight slots on the WGA West board.
Warner Bros. has tapped Doug Liman to direct time-travel actioner "All You Need Is Kill," produced by 3 Arts Entertainment.
Taylor Schilling will star opposite Zac Efron in Warner Bros.' "The Lucky One," based on the Nicholas Sparks novel about a Marine searching for a mysterious woman.
Disney has acquired script "Monster Witness Relocation Program" from Michael Wilson and Ahmet Zappa.
Matthew Lillard ("Scream") and Jon Polito ("The Big Lebowski") have joined the cast of indie project "From the Head."
Warner Bros. and Paramount are eyeing Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks for the feature version of post- 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" with Scott Rudin producing.
Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton are planning to make some "Joyful Noise," teaming up on a gospel-choir feature for Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment.
Hollywood's seeing a low-tension, rhetoric-free negotiating season so far.
Strand Releasing has obtained domestic distribution rights for Australian thriller "Red Hill," starring Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood"), in partnership with Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group.
Bennett Robbins Prods. has teamed with Emmett/Furla Films on supernatural thriller "Playback," with filming to start next month in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Articulus Entertainment has snapped up feature rights to a pair of bestsellers -- "A Dirty Job" and "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid."