The Walt Disney Co. has purchased psychological thriller "The Mystic," a pitch from scribes Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman, to be produced by Lauren Lloyd.
Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has signed on to play a small role in the Steven Spieiberg helmed "Minority Report," which starts production today. The Fox-DreamWorks co-production stars Tom…
Newmarket Group and Summit Entertainment have greenlit "Stark Raving Mad" for pre-strike production. A heist pic set at a rave, film will star Seann William Scott ("Road Trip").
Nicole Kidman is in talks with Danish helmer Lars von Trier to topline his next pic "Dogville."
Bill Mechanic's Pandemonium shingle is in early negotiations with scribe Ehren Kruger ("Scream 3") and producers Mark Wolper and Roy Lee to develop "Time Is Money," based on the short story by Lee…
Production shingle Newman-Tooley has acquired F. Paul Benz and Steve Tomlin's script "Blind Horizon" in a deal worth six figures. Story focuses on a man found near death in the desert who once…
Halle Berry is in final negotiations to star opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Wes Bentley in "Monster's Ball," which is skedded to lense May 1. Berry would play the widow of a criminal put to death in…
Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment has inked a production deal with online gamemaker WildTangent to create original properties for the Web sites of its upcoming pics. Deal also includes an…
Bob Marley, off his performance at the recent U.S. comedy festival in Aspen, has inked a deal with Stu Smiley's newly formed Comedy Arts Studios and HBO Independent Prods. to develop a network show.
Slowly but surely, legit homevideo distribs and merchants are gaining a foothold in a market that traditionally has been dominated by pirates.
Maury Povich is hanging up a new shingle, Stun Creative, under his MOPO production umbrella. Headed by Povich proteges Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, company will create content in all formats, from…