Actors Rashida Jones and Will McCormack met in the late 1990s, dated for two weeks, then realized they'd make better writers than lovers.
So two guys room together in college, bond over Monty Python and the Coen Brothers and end up as writing partners whose first script sale grosses over $45 million in its first weekend of release.
"Ever since I remember, I wanted to act," says Tim Dowling, who studied theater at USC.
Before making headlines for being tapped to adapt Sony's all-CGI animated 3-D feature, "Popeye," Mike Jones wrote the headlines.
Channing Tatum has been tapped to star in, and Dito Montiel to write and direct "The Brotherhood of the Rose," an adaptation of the David Morrell novel for Warner Bros.
As the Christopher Reich espionage novel "Rules of Deception" climbs to the top of the bestseller lists, Paramount Pictures and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura have hired Adam Cozad to turn the tale…