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Working Title buys WWII pitch

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Working Title Films has picked up a pitch from scribes Bruce C. McKenna and Tim Metcalfe about a love triangle in World War II Great Britain. McKenna will pen the screenplay with Metcalfe acting as a…

Eye crime spree slows down

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Griffin Dunne has been set to direct Warner Bros.' “Practical Magic” for producer Denise DiNovi, sources said. Penned by “Little Women” writer Robin Swicord, “Magic” is a romantic drama about three…

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LIT PICKS

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Thompson puts stamp on letters book Long before he became the icon of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson embarked on a letter-writing campaign that now includes more than 20,000 missives. In June…

CIBY OFFICIALLY FOR SALE

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NEW YORK — French production house Ciby 2000 is back on the auction block. Its parent company, construction giant Bouygues, has retained French bank Societe Generale and its U.S. investment banking…

Kriegel goes to Gallery

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NEW YORK — Larry Meistrich's indie production company the Shooting Gallery has hired Nancy Kriegel as executive vice president and head of production, and has promoted two others. A production…

U, October set to sign

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Universal's acquisition of specialty outlet October Films will be completed shortly and formally announced at the Cannes Film Festival, sources close to the deal confirmed Friday. October has been…

INSIDE MOVES

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Marcia Gay Harden, who stars opposite Robin Williams in “Flubber,” is joining the cast of Martin Brest's “Meet Joe Black” for Universal Pictures. Harden joins Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt and Claire…

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