Claire Danes has been set to star in "The Mod Squad," MGM's adaptation of the Aaron Spelling-created TV series. The film will be directed by Scott Silver from a script he wrote with Stephen Kay.
Paramount Pictures and producer Alan Ladd Jr. paid just under $1 million for screen rights and screenwrit-ing fees to "First Wives Club" author Olivia Goldsmith's next novel, "The Bad Boys Club."
Robert F. Metzler, volunteer business manager for the Academy Awards and a film and radio script writer, died Feb. 23 after a brief illness at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 83.
The Samuel Goldwyn Co. has acquired North American rights to Bigas Luna's fantasy romance "The Chambermaid and the Titanic" from UGC Intl.
Bill Kalmenson's "The Souler Opposite," which picked up foreign buys at the American Film Market, will open the Tahoe Intl. Film Festival on Friday.
Lloyd Bridges, who died on Tuesday at 85, will be featured in salutes on American Movie Classics and Nick at Nite's TV Land, beginning Friday.
Scott Kerman won't be going to the party, at least not if Oscar has his way.
Despite reports that a cable bow is in the works, director Adrian Lyne still hasn't given up on finding a theatrical distributor in the U.S. for "Lolita."
Actor Jim Caviezel, who recently wrapped filming in Australia on Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line," has joined the cast of another war epic, Ang Lee's "To Live On."
Warner Bros., shifting its outlook to dive into the urban comedy genre, has picked up Don D. Scott's rookie spec effort "Down With Noah" for $125,000 against $325,000.
In a role that would stretch his acting chops to new lengths, Danny DeVito is in talks to topline "Stretch Armstrong" for Caravan Pictures.