Elizabeth Banks is in talks to star in "The Hunger Games" as Effie Trinket, the flaky bureaucrat who escorts her district's young death-match contestants to their fate.
Joshua Jackson will star with Rebecca Hall and Bruce Willis in "Lay the Favorite."
"Crash" star Michael Pena is in negotiations to join Jake Gyllenhaal in David Ayer's police pic "End of Watch."
Jason Statham is in negotiations to star in the thriller "Parker" with Taylor Hackford directing for Sierra/Affinity, Incentive Filmed Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
Sid Ganis has been named honorary chairman of promotion at Wuxi Studio, the Chinese government's postproduction facility meant to spur growth in the country's fledgling film and TV industry.
Twentieth Century Fox has tapped Michael B. Jordan and Alex Russell for lead roles in supernatural thriller "Chronicle."
Cosmopolitan magazine and management and production company Mosaic have formed a creative partnership aimed at developing scripted and non-scripted programming for numerous distribution outlets.
Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson have come onboard to produce the Paramount crime drama "When Corruption Was King."
Sally Field will play Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
Hosea Chanchez has signed with APA.
Universal in talks to turn the Broadway musical "American Idiot" into a film.