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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With more than 40 years in the business, Hong Kong-based Salon Films, a company that provides on-site support services to moviemakers, thought it had been through just about everything -- until the…
Paramount Classics has acquired "Focus," the feature directorial debut of award-winning photographer Neal Slavin, for North America and multiple international territories.
DJ Qualls, Rachel Blanchard and Sean Kanan have been cast in "Chasing Holden," a drama directed by Malcolm Clarke. William Hurt and Joshua Jackson are in negotiations to star. Pic has a five-week…
Screenwriting duo Greg Schaffer and Steve Joe have been hired by Warner Bros. Pictures to rewrite the comedy "Victory & Loco" for Denise Di Novi Pictures. Comedy concerns a pair of guys who begin to…
Patrick Cirillo ("Man of War") has snagged the rewrite assignment on "The Alchemist," set up at Alcon Pictures. He will receive a mid-six-figure payday for the assignment.