Gary Busey ("Lost Highway") has joined the cast of Warner Bros. "Soldier," playing opposite Kurt Russell in the futuristic sci-fi thriller.
Morgan Creek has purchased a spec script "The In Between" from first-time scribe Sid Quashie in a deal reportedly in the low six-figures.
Icon Entertainment Intl. has secured international rights to Irish director Thaddeus O'Sullivan's pic "Ordinary Decent Criminal."
Norwegian director Harald Zwart has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox to make his U.S. studio debut with "Disaster Area," which Steve Oedekerk will produce.
New York-based specialized distrib October Films has acquired worldwide rights in all media to John Hamburg's indie comedy "Safe Men," starring Sam Rockwell ("Box of Moonlight") and Steve Zahn ("That…
The record $200 million budget and $1 billion-plus box office for "Titanic" have raised the bar for Hollywood megapics, according to industry toppers on the film panel of the Variety/Schroders Big…
Bill Pullman is close to a deal to star in Paramount and Mutual Film Co.'s comedy "Guam Goes to the Moon." He would play a former astronaut who missed out on his one chance to go to the moon.
The second annual New York Women's Film Festival will kick off April 22 with a screening of Dorothy Arzner's 1929 film "The Wild Party," starring Clara Bow as an uninhibited college coed.
Polygram's "The Proposition" said yes to the No. 1 slot on the exclusives roster during its first weekend. The 1930s period piece starring Kenneth Branagh and Madeleine Stowe accepted $40,472 on…
The Oscar booster effect kicked in big time overseas last week, delivering rich B.O. spoils for "Titanic," "As Good As It Gets" and "Good Will Hunting."
Will Ferrell, who has developed his own cult following with the cheerleaders sketch on "Saturday Night Live," has inked to topline "The Whistleblower" for Touchstone Pictures, the studio confirmed…