Liam Neeson and Emily Watson are in serious talks to star in "Angela's Ashes," the Paramount/Polygram adaptation of Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirs, sources said.
Warner Bros. rolled out the big guns last week to tell its side of the story in the suit Francis Coppola has brought against the studio over the ill-fated "Pinocchio" project.
Flashpoint, the U.K. film financier, is launching its own Los Angeles-based talent management company, Flashpoint Management.
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New Line Cinema has named Jody Levin as its senior vice president of post-production. Levin will report to NL's executive VP of production Carla Fry, who made the announcement.
MPH Entertainment has announced an August start in New York City on its romantic comedy "Rat Girl," to topline Natasha Lyonne.
After making his helming debut in "The Blouse Man" for Miramax, actor Tony Goldwyn has signed to direct "Imaging Nathan" for Universal Pictures.
The American Cinematheque unveiled Thursday the initial fruits of its $21 million fundraising drive to complete the restoration of the Egyptian Theatre.
MGM has taken fright at Dimension Films' slasher pic "Halloween: H20" and moved the release date of its own teen thriller, "Disturbing Behavior," forward by two weeks to July 22.
Catherine Keener, due onscreen later this year in the Universal drama "Out of Sight," will try "Being John Malkovich" opposite John Cusack and the titled star for Polygram-owned Propaganda Films.
Euro-focused exhibition confab Cinema Expo '98 came to a roaring close Thursday with a splashy awards show, replete with entertainment by Irish troupe Riverdance and several other surprise guests.
William Stuart's Aurora Prods. has picked up the spec "Jar of Fools" from actor-turned-scribe Jud Meyers.