"Carlos" helmer Olivier Assayas is set to shoot his first film in the U.S. — "Hubris," an action-packed crime thriller set against the backdrop of organized crime in Chicago in the 1970s.
Variety staffers cover the biz in new tomes excerpted here. Peter Bart’s “Infamous Players” explores the history of Mob influence in Hollywood; David Cohen’s “The Ballad of Rango” details the making…
This could have been just an exercise in nostalgia, but this American Theater Company staging turns out to be something more sincere and surprising.
Michael Mann has found his next crime story to adapt, enlisting Sheldon Turner to pen "Big Tuna," a biopic of Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana, the protege that replaced him.
After months of procrastination, the MPAA apparently has lined up its prospective new president in the person of former U.S. Senator Robert Kerrey.
"Once Upon a Time in New Jersey" is stuffed with enough food references, from gorgonzola to calzones to scungilli, to make you hungry. After all, this is a musical comedy -- set in a cartoonish…
New Haven's sixth annual Intl. Festival of Arts & Ideas has opened with a sometimes amusing, sometimes tacky touring version of Lee Hall's new adaptation of Goldoni's 1749 comedy "A Servant to Two…