Universal Pictures has acquired rights to adapt Jason Lethcoe's upcoming kids book "Tales From the Wishworks Factory" in a deal worth up to mid-six figures.
Michael Douglas is set to join "You, Me and Dupree," the Universal Pictures comedy that Joe and Anthony Russo will direct this fall. Scott Stuber and Mary Parent are producing with Owen Wilson. Mike…
Lucas Black has been cast in Universal Pictures' third installment in its car-racing franchise, now officially titled "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." Justin Lin-helmed production gets under…
Now that talks for NBC Universal to buy DreamWorks are dead, who'll step into the fray as the next possible suitor for the decade-old mini-major founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and…
Universal Pictures has paid seven figures for "Goners," a fantasy thriller spec script Joss Whedon wrote and will direct. Film will be produced by Mary Parent and Scott Stuber.
Continuing to quietly overhaul its executive suite, Universal Pictures has hired Peter Cramer as an executive vice president of production.
Susan Fleishman has been tapped to fill the top communications post at Warner Bros., ankling as spokeswoman to Universal Studios prexy-chief operating officer Ron Meyer.
Universal Pictures is ready to do the Dew. Studio has inked a pact with Mountain Dew Films, a marketing arm of the soft-drink maker, to distribute snowboarding doc "First Descent," slated for a Dec…
After scoring with his directing debut "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Judd Apatow has jumped into bed with Universal again for a romantic comedy follow-up. The studio has acquired an untitled pitch that…
Steve Carell is making a deal to star for Universal in "Evan Almighty." He'll likely increase his $500,000 salary for "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" at least tenfold.
Universal has set Chris Cooper and Ryan Phillippe to star in "Breach," a spy thriller based on the story of notorious FBI traitor Robert Hanssen, who sold secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold…