Anjelica Huston is headed back behind the camera, signing on to direct "Give Us a Kiss," a comic-drama set in the Ozarks that has been acquired by Focus.
Release: Oct. 20 Distributor: Paramount Oscar Alums: Clint Eastwood (picture, director, “Unforgiven,” “Million Dollar Baby”), Steven Spielberg (picture, director “Schindler’s List”; director, “Saving…
Strike Entertainment and Universal Pictures will remake John Carpenter’s frightener “The Thing.” Script will be written by “Battlestar Galactica” exec producer Ronald D. Moore. The 1982 original…
Release: Nov. 17 Distributor: Weinstein Co./MGM Oscar Alums: Anthony Hopkins (actor, “The Silence of the Lambs”), Helen Hunt (actress, “As Good as It Gets”), Richard Chew (editing, “Star Wars”)…
Screenwriters are notoriously critical of voiceover narration, and yet newcomer Zach Helm delivers a film in which the script as well as the narrator (Emma Thompson) are likely to attract Academy…
A correction was made to this article on Nov. 17, 2006. Release: Dec. 15 Distributor: Paramount Oscar Alums: Bill Condon (screenplay, “Gods and Monsters”), Jamie Foxx (actor, “Ray”), John Myhre (art…
The Writers Guild of America West has been hit with a whistle-blower suit by a nine-year employee, who alleges she was fired in retaliation for questioning the legality of the guild's distribution of…
Warner Bros. has picked up spec script "Funny Fat Guy" from Broken Lizard comedy troupe members Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme. Heffernan will topline the laffer.
Need crazy? Give Annette Bening a ring. "Running With Scissors" is Bening's latest work playing the mentally off-kilter. Here she's Deirdre Burroughs, whacked-out mom of novelist Augusten Burroughs.
Beyond our individually profiled contenders, there are a number of films that could grab a major category nod and/or some below-the-line categories.
A year after revitalizing a moribund comicbook franchise with "Batman Begins," indie darling-turned-A-list helmer Christopher Nolan returned to the multiplexes in 2006 with his passion project about…