Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein has sent Peter Tolan and Mike Martineau to the plate to script a new screen version of "Damn Yankees," the 1955 musical that will be produced by the "Chicago"…
Spidey will get an early start on his Independence Day mission. Sony will unspool "Spider-Man 2" on June 30, two days earlier than originally planned, in a move aiming to maximize box office bang…
After getting Universal to the altar with an overall deal following "American Wedding," Adam Herz has made his first project purchase. Dave Callaham has been set to write an untitled thriller for…
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After landing major media attention last season with "Capturing the Friedmans," Magnolia Pictures has secured rights to another potentially controversial feature documentary in "Control Room," which…
Warner Bros. production exec David Beaubaire is leaving the studio to go to DreamWorks, where he will serve under newly upped production president Adam Goodman.
Add two more enemies for the Caped Crusader. Rutger Hauer and Tom Wilkinson have been tapped to play supporting roles in "Batman Begins," the Batfilm being prepped by director Christopher Nolan.
Producer Tucker Tooley has picked up Sheldon Turner's police drama "By Virtue Fall." Turner will make his feature directorial debut on the indie project, to be produced by Tooley and Turner along…
The humongous audience chalked up by the three primetime runs of "What Women Want" last weekend on TNT means one thing: Expect a lot more of the same.
Playtone Prods. has optioned spec script "Maynard Dils ... Last Man on Earth" from scribe Mark Blutman and set up the project with Universal Pictures. Deal includes a rewrite by Blutman.
Village Roadshow Pictures is co-financing “3000 Degrees” with Imagine/Warner Bros Pictures. Information was omitted in an article in Wednesday’s paper. * * * James Lassiter is Will Smith’s partner in…
Just for Variety: "He's the reason it's getting made." The "he" is Josh Hartnett and the film is "Mozart and the Whale." The project's been in/outta the works for seven years, admits Ron Bass, who…