Natalie Portman is in final negotiations to topline and produce road-trip comedy "Best Buds."
Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in sci-fi thriller "Source Code" for Vendome Pictures and the Mark Gordon Co.
Producer Philippe Rousselet ("Lord of War") has launched Vendome Pictures as a development, production and financing banner with plans to produce at least a dozen features in the next five years.
Determined to be faithful until it hurts, Metro virtually transplanted the stage of the Shubert theatre (N.Y.) to the Coast, turned a camera on "The Philadelphia Story" and let go. Result--up to a…