Had James Thurber worked in animation, the waggish result might look and sound a bit like "It's Such a Beautiful Day," indie cartoonist Don Hertzfeldt's alternately poignant and absurdist triptych.
Noah Silver ("The Borgias"), Brittany Allen, Alex Beh, Olivia Crocicchia ("Rescue Me") and Christian Alexander have been cast in indie thriller "Backgammon."
Composer Danny Elfman is leaving Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games" because of scheduling conflicts and is being replaced by James Newton Howard.
TORONTO Fox Searchlight has snapped up U.S. distribution rights to Steve McQueen's provocative drama "Shame," which preemed at Venice and then Telluride this week.
Universal is going to "Fiasco Heights," snapping up a thriller spec penned by tyro writer Kyle Ward and setting it up with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes banner. No director's attached.
Blockade is a film with a purpose - a plea against war. But it misses any claim to greatness because it pulls its punches.