Columbia Pictures is lining up Vin Diesel to star in "Dreadnaught," with Dominic Sena negotiating to direct the naval action thriller. Studio hopes to put it into production this fall.
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Continuing its winning streak, Fox News Network lured more viewers as live television captured young Iraqis bringing down a statute of Saddam Hussein in the heart of Baghdad.
Mark Wahlberg is being fitted for the lead role in "The Jacket," a drama that is coming together as a co-production between Section Eight and Mandalay.
Bad news for programmers at rival webs: Fox is adding even more "American Idol" to its primetime sked!
The Regency project's name may be "Stay," but its director David Fincher has gone. Taking his place is "Monster's Ball" helmer Marc Forster.
Producer Teri Schwartz ("Sister Act") has been tapped to head Loyola Marymount U.'s school of film and television.
Breck Eisner is in negotiations to helm "Sahara," the first bigscreen version of the Dirk Pitt bestselling action-adventure by Clive Cussler.
Country superstar Faith Hill will make her bigscreen debut in Paramount's remake of "The Stepford Wives."
Welcome ... to remake island. Sony's Columbia Pictures has turned to "Antz" scribe Todd Alcott to rejuvenate the famed TV skein for the big screen.
Women in Film will fete actress Diane Lane, "Halloween" producer Debra Hill and Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group prexy Nina Jacobson with Crystal Awards on June 2 at the org's annual joint Crystal…