Warner Bros. has optioned "The Old Man and the Gun," a New Yorker article by David Grann for Wolfgang Petersen's Radiant Prods. Petersen, who will produce the project with Radiant exec Diana Rathbun…
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Universal Pictures head of physical production Ron Lynch is ankling the studio.
"Iron Man" has become the next Marvel character to land on Hollywood's live-action production slate with the teaming of New Line Cinema, Avi Arad's Marvel Studios and Don Murphy's Angry Films.
The WB is keepin' it "Surreal." Frog net has greenlit a second season of "The Surreal Life," the half-hour unscripted comedy that mines yuks from putting C-list celebs under one roof. Casting has…
The riders on the legal storm over the use of the name the Doors are duking it out in the press. Drummer John Densmore was widely quoted to stop his former bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger…
Jane's Addiction returns to headlining Lollapalooza this summer, six years since the multiact show last toured the country.
John Redmann ("The Rosie O'Donnell Show") is replacing Robert Morton as showrunner of Buena Vista Television's "The Wayne Brady Show," effective immediately.
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Peter Gallagher will go to "O.C.," and Rebecca DeMornay is heading "Home," as pilot casting season gets rolling this week.
Actors Equity Assn. exec director Alan Eisenberg has backed the proposal to merge SAG and AFTRA, in a sign that the theatrical performers org may also be heading toward joining the combined org.
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%