Sony Pictures is in early talks to acquire pic rights to Allen Zadoff's novel "Boy Nobody," with plans to develop it as a starring vehicle for Jaden Smith.
Syfy is in development on the otherworldly drama "The Communion Letters" from writers Jonathan Gruber and Dave Matalon.
Pic is as easy as ABC, a series of mismatched-duo cliches spun out across a two-hour-plus running time.
Continuing to ramp up their Team Downey banner, Robert and Susan Downey are developing a musical project for Warner Bros. from a pitch by "Next Normal" composers Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt.
A faithful but partly satisfying adaptation of Jim Thompson's great 1952 pulp crime novel.
A handful of films join the Thanksgiving week buffet today.
Variety's chief film critic Todd McCarthy displays his latest book, "Fast Women: The Legendary Ladies of Racing" during a signing at Book Soup in Hollywood on Thursday.
In New York: Maria Riva has written a tremendously moving book about her mother, Marlene Dietrich, "A Woman At War," to be published in June.
A 30-year legend at Time Warner, Edward Bleier has been counting blessings -- literally -- since exiting the conglom in January 2001.