Most comedies are so formulaic that it's a good sign when, 20 minutes into a film, the audience has no idea what's going to happen. Writer-director Paul Weitz has added so many curves, twists and…
Michael Mann is perhaps the pre-eminent chronicler of L.A. Sure, "Collateral" features megastar Tom Cruise and scorching hot Jamie Foxx, but it's really the City of Angels that deserves top billing…
The 55 contenders for last year's foreign-language Oscar nominations included several artistically and commercially hefty choices.
Beyond the 25 contenders that look set to gather at least two major noms, several of this year's films feature standout performances and/or other artistic merits that have people talking.
Paramount Pictures is in talks to hire the screenwriting team of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to adapt "Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief," set up with Christine Peters at her CFP Prods.
"Ray" writer James White has found his next project, a drama toplined by Usher Raymond, which he's writing for Dimension Films. Singer-actor Raymond, aka Usher, will star in the coming-of-age pic…
Reese Witherspoon's Type A Films shingle is developing Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum mystery novel "One for the Money" as a possible starring vehicle for Witherspoon at Columbia.
Independent producers at the American Film Market received an upbeat outlook on the growing use of incentives to keep production in the U.S., particularly in light of recent federal tax incentive…
Argentinian helmer Alejandro Agresti ("Valentin") is coming aboard to direct romantic drama "Il Mare" at Warner Bros. Pic is an English-language remake of the Korean pic of the same name written by…
Columbia has acquired the rights to Nick Flynn's novel "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City" for producer Michael Costigan. Costigan, a former Col production exec, will be returning to the studio…