Marwan Hamed will follow up his debut "The Yacoubian Building" with "Ibrahim the White," the dark story of an Egyptian boy and girl who grow up on the gang-infested streets of downtown Cairo.
John Turturro is slated to direct "1-900," the third film in the Theo Van Gogh remake trilogy.
Mischa Barton has joined the cast of Ealing Studios comedy "St. Trinian's," which has also completed its first two international pre-sales to Concorde/TeleMunchen in Germany and Paradiso in Benelux.
GreeneStreet Films Intl. has acquired "Laws of Motion," starring Matthew Perry and helmed by Craig Lucas. Hilary Swank is producing and playing a small role.
Omega Entertainment, a Swiss-U.K. financing, production and sales entity, has pacted with Elie Samaha's Montage Films to distribute biopic "Anna Nicole" outside North America.
Optimum Releasing, the U.K. distrib that was acquired last year by StudioCanal, has promoted several of its senior execs as it gears up for expansion.
Antonio Banderas' second film as a director, "El Camino de los ingleses" (Summer Rain), has been licensed to Tartan for the U.K., CNS in South Korea and Mexico's Latinodifusion.
NBC Universal has inked a multi-year licensing agreement with Viasat for the exclusive free TV rights to a broad range of current and library feature films and TV shows for broadcast in Sweden…
The Women in Film Foundation has announced its recipients of the 2007 Film Finishing Fund.
Lionsgate has acquired domestic and U.K. distribution rights to "The Spirit," a live adaptation of the classic Will Eisner comicbook series. Frank Miller wrote the script and will direct. This will…
Director Tom Dey is reteaming with his "Failure to Launch" scribes Tom Astle and Matt Ember on the broad family action-adventure "2012" for Paramount Pictures' Nickelodeon Movies.