With its onscreen talent roster expanding (Variety, 1/18/12), indie pic "Snow Piercer" will now get a rewrite before it goes into production this spring.
Andrea Osvart is set to star in the indie thriller "Aftershock," set during the aftermath of the 2010 Chilean earthquake.
Tilda Swinton and Jamie Bell are in talks to join Chris Evans in the indie drama "Snow Piercer."
Seth Gordon is set to direct "Identity Theft" for Universal Pictures.
Michael Landes has joined the BBC drama "Upstairs Downstairs," playing a charismatic American multi-millionaire. He will next be seen in the film "Lumpy" with Justin Long and Addison Timlin.
Dave Beanes has been tapped as exec VP and general manager of Universal Operations Group.
Chris Evans is setting down the shield for a moment, as the "Captain America" thesp is in negotiations to star in the indie "Snow Piercer" from "The Host" helmer Bong Joon-ho.
Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment has laid off five employees, including top production exec Jeremy Steckler.
Universal Pictures is set to produce Blumhouse Prods. and Platinum Dunes' "Vigilandia," the first feature that the studio will produce under its first-look deal with Blumhouse.
Universal Pictures has extended its deal with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment through 2016 -- though the new pact changes its formerly exclusive arrangement to a first-look deal.
Paramount Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights to "Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away," exec produced by James Cameron.