HBO and Paramount Television are coming together to developing the TV drama “Ashecliffe,” a origin tale based on Martin Scorsese’s crime thriller “Shutter Island.” Scorsese will direct the pilot with…
Toronto-based production company Lumanity has optioned Dennis Lehane's “Consumers” for a feature film adaptation. Robert Budreau will write the script, centered on a hitman who targets those in the…
After writing numerous crime novels set in America, Dennis Lehane will take on the criminal slums of France. Lehane is attached to adapt the script for the remake of the critically-acclaimed French…
Ben Affleck is no longer directing a feature version of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel "The Stand" for Warner Bros. and CBS Films with “Crazy Heart” director Scott Cooper on board to helm and…
Leonardo DiCaprio and Fox have tapped "Shutter Island" author Dennis Lehane to pen the script for World War II drama "Travis McGee."
France is coming off a year overshadowed by a lack of big-budget U.S. shoots. Despite this drought, Gallic player Luc Besson has managed to feed the pipeline of his 9-month-old brainchild, the Cite…
James Gandolfini looks to be returning to the criminal underworld, as he is in talks to join the cast of the Fox Searchlight crime pic "Animal Rescue" starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.
Shortly before Christmas, Fox Searchlight offered Noomi Rapace the female lead opposite Tom Hardy in Michael Roskam's drama "Animal Rescue" and Variety has learned that the "Prometheus" star has…
Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are in talks to star in Fox Searchlight's "Animal Rescue," based on the short story by Dennis Lehane.
David Guillod, a former partner and head of motion picture talent at UTA and Handprint Entertainment, is returning to his management roots, joining literary management company Intellectual Property…
"The Social Network" took the top prize at USC's Scripter award.