John Ritter has agreed to ABC's "8 Simple Rules," while John Hannah has taken "The Oath" for the Alphabet, as the networks continued nabbing top talent for their pilots Thursday.
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Glenn Close, Matthew Modine and Stephen Fry have joined the cast of $12.5 million contemporary comedy "Le Divorce," starring Naomi Watts and Kate Hudson, helmer James Ivory said Thursday.
Longtime Sundance Film Festival programmer Trevor Groth has been tapped to moonlight as director of programming for the annual CineVegas Intl. Film Festival.
With two Oscar noms racked up for his pic "Monster's Ball," Marc Forster's reps have made him a monster's deal: The Swiss-born helmer will take home seven figures to direct "Dallas Buyers Club" for…
In what one exec dubbed an "egalitarian" approach to a ShoWest slate party, Sony brass mingled with exhibs entertained by acrobats, dancers and costumed characters at an unconventional lunch hosted…
Fallout from the poor attendance at its January's conference has hit the National Assn. of Television Program Executives in the form of a lawsuit filed by the Las Vegas Hilton.
Both a fascinating glimpse into the recent presidential elections in Iran and a devastating portrait of women's role in society, "Our Times" is a refreshing documentary antidote to a wave of…
DreamWorks has optioned Mickey Birnbaum's futuristic comedy spec, "Used Guys," for Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films. Stiller is flirting with a starring role in the pic.
New Line is shelling out $5 million-$7 million for North American and Italian rights to a toned-down, modern refiguring of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
Stan Zimmerman and Jim Berg have sold their youth action-comedy pitch "Cops & Robbers" to Walt Disney Pictures, with Mike Mitchell ("Deuce Bigalow") attached to direct and Immortal Entertainment to…
In a happy ending suitable for a Dr. Seuss book, Mike Myers is set to play the stovetop hat-wearing title character in "The Cat in the Hat," a live-action version of the Seuss classic, which has been…