Francis Veber's "The Closet," starring Daniel Auteuil, Gerard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte, Michele Laroque, Michel Aumont and Jean Rochefort, will open the fifth annual City of Lights, City of…
Robert Lantos ("Sunshine") will produce "Men With Brooms," a romance to be co-financed by Serendipity Point Films and Alliance Atlantis and helmed by Canadian actor Paul Gross, who is making his…
A short film has gone a long way for Sanford Bookstaver: The one-time assistant to DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has closed a deal to make his feature directing debut with "Slugger," a…
HBO will turn the life of Jackie Gleason into "The Great One," a film to be directed by Pete Segal ("The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps"). "The Sopranos" writer-producer Terry Winter is penning the…
Ving Rhames has committed to star with Kurt Russell in "The Plague Season," the Ron Shelton-directed drama scripted by James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential") and rewritten by David Ayer ("Training Day")…
DreamWorks Pictures has closed a very high six-figure deal for Ehren Kruger ("Scream 3") to adapt "The Ring," the Japanese suspenser the studio picked up for $1 million (Daily Variety, Feb. 1).
Catch 23 Entertainment has acquired feature rights to Robert Ferrigno's 1999 noir thriller "Heartbreaker."
Miramax Films has acquired feature rights to the Joshua Ravetch play "Off Sides," which Ravetch will adapt. Pic will be produced by the Film Colony, which has a first-look deal with Miramax. The two…
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Paramount Classics has acquired "Focus," the feature directorial debut of award-winning photographer Neal Slavin, for North America and multiple international territories.