I don't think anyone forgets the first time they meet Jerry Weintraub. For me, one of my earliest memories of him was on the set of the original "The Karate Kid" in 1983. He was in his office at…
The Karate Kid
Jerry Weintraub, the colorful and controversial producer whose films included "Nashville," "Diner," “The Karate Kid” and the trio of "Ocean's Eleven" films, died Monday of cardiac arrest in Santa…
Sony has signed Breck Eisner to direct its sequel to “The Karate Kid,” its hit 2010 actioner starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. The rebooted “Kid” grossed $343 million worldwide with Harald Zwart…
Variety has selected producer/showman Jerry Weintraub to receive its 2013 Creative Leadership Award. The kudo will be presented to Weintraub in tandem with the Oct. 22 publication of its Variety‘s…
When it was revealed two years ago that the Coen brothers' next project would revolve around the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early '60s, the first thought that came to mind was "who's going…
Weintraub's latest triumph was "Behind the Candelabra," the HBO telepic that received 15 Emmy nominations
A ludicrous, borderline-nonsensical supernatural concoction with a slightly redeeming sense of its own silliness.
Even a proven box office draw can't always prevail over faulty material and iffy collaborators.
While his Hong Kong colleagues such as Chow Yun-fat, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh — who each took a crack at Hollywood in the late '90s — have all slowed their tempo, Jackie Chan, at 59, seems to be…
LONDON — Samuel L. Jackson is attached to play the U.S. President in Jalmari Helander's English-language debut "Big Game," which Altitude Film Sales will tubthump in Cannes. Altitude also will be…
Jada Pinkett Smith will star in and co-produce Colombian pic "La escribana de uraba" (Scribe) through Overbrook Entertainment, the shingle she runs with spouse Will Smith. Bilingual pic is…
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