In a true Hollywood fairy tale, Universal has won a bidding war with a mid-six-figure bid for Tyler Marceca's red-hot spec "The Disciple Program," with Mark Walhberg attached to star and produce.
The franchise's motto is "there can be only one," and Lionsgate-Summit seems to have found the man to be the next "Highlander."
Music agent Joe Brauner has joined WME.
James Badge Dale has joined the cast of "Iron Man 3."
Lit agent Adam Weinstein has joined Verve. Weinstein comes from ICM where he was involved the packaging of such films as "Safety Not Guaranteed" and "The Diary of a Wimpy Kid" franchise.
"Chronicle" star Alex Russell and Off Broadway thesp Ansel Elgort are in negotiations to join the cast of MGM and Screen Gems' "Carrie" remake, which stars Chloe Moretz in the title role.
Universal Pictures has acquired the international distribution rights to the untitled Kathryn Bigelow helmed project, written by Mark Boal, about the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
Amy Adams is in negotiations to star in an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel "Dark Places" that Gilles Paquet-Brenner ("Sarah Keys") will direct from his own script.
After proving he can hold his own in a romantic drama and comedy, Channing Tatum is looking to get back to his action-hero roots: The "21 Jump Street" star is in advanced talks to top Sony's "White…
Barry L. Levy is set to pen the script for the action thriller "2" for Universal Pictures.
Though Universal Pictures' "Battleship" has already opened in most international markets, helmer Peter Berg was happy to bring his film home to the States at Thursday's preem at L.A. Live.