Universal Pictures has acquired "Hater," David Moody's 2006 novel. The adaptation will be produced by Mark Johnson and Guillermo del Toro.
Lionsgate and Eros Intl., the leading distributor of Indian movies, have set up a joint venture spanning distribution and production in India and North America.
Disney has crowned Jake Gyllenhaal for its "Prince of Persia."
Danish helmer Asger Leth has signed on to helm "Olympia" for Columbia Pictures.
Jose Padilha, whose "Elite Squad" won the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear this year, is set to direct a Jason Keller-scripted action thriller for Warner Bros.
DreamWorks is bringing a project on the life of legendary pirate Blackbeard to the bigscreen.
Just hours after his first big studio vehicle, "Speed Racer," sputtered at the box office on its opening weekend, Emile Hirsch dropped his UTA agent Shani Rosenzweig.
A Mexican immigrant tale that may just thaw Lou Dobb's heart -- to paraphrase some glowing reviews -- is doing what few pics have ever done: get U.S. Hispanics into theaters to see a Spanish-language…