Plans are going forward for another movie based on a Michael Ondaatje novel.
Venice Film Festival
Italo thesp/helmer Sergio Castellitto has two helming projects percolating, one of which has been boarded by Warner Bros. Italia.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez walked down the Venice Film Festival red carpet Monday amid massive security.
Director Steven Soderbergh has committed to next direct "Knockout," a spy thriller that will mark the screen starring debut of Gina Carano, the mixed martial arts circuit fighter.
U.S. journo-scribe Mark Boal, who penned the screenplay for Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker," has nabbed the fourth Gucci Group Award.
Italo thesp Toni Servillo ("Il Divo") is attached to star in noir "Una Vita tranquilla" (A Tranquil Life).
Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant!" premiered in competition on the Lido on Monday.
Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic risked the ire of nationalists at home and in Albania when he set up the first co-production between the acrimonious Balkans nations.
Film production in Tuscany is taking off thanks largely to a new film fund now available from the Tuscany Film Commission.
Disney-Pixar Day in Venice: toon team receives fest's Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.