When producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen first started shopping around John August's screenplay adaptation of "Big Fish," one visionary director immediately came to mind -- Tim Burton.
When Mike Newell signed on to helm Julia Roberts' latest, "Mona Lisa Smile," it was the "schizophrenia" of the script that hooked him.
Joel and Ethan Coen have written, produced and directed some of the most quirky, droll movies of the past two decades, but “Intolerable Cruelty” is only their second flat-out screwball comedy. Unlike…
Robert Benton has made a point of choosing quality over quantity in his much-heralded career as a filmmaker. The Oscar-winning writer-director of 1979’s “Kramer vs. Kramer,” who began in Hollywood in…
Producer Scott Rudin and Warner Bros. have teamed to buy screen rights to "Aloft," the upcoming novel by Chang-Rae Lee to be published by Riverhead Books next spring.
Though negotiations have not been concluded, Donald De Line is understood to be the leading candidate to assume the top production post at Paramount formerly occupied by John Goldwyn.
Sam Bottoms has landed a role in "Winter Passing," joining Ed Harris, Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel and Amy Madigan in the Stratus-financed drama.
Damien Saccani has returned to Universal Pictures as a vice president of production after a stint as a producer.
Scribes Grant Calof and Greg Lee have been tapped by Disney Feature Animation to adapt children's book "The Three Pigs." Award-winning book, written by David Wiesner, updates the traditional tale and…
Rian Johnson, who was an editor of the 2002 Sundance Film Festival hit "May," is directing his first feature, "Brick," from his own script.
Ed Zwick is a strange candidate for period pieces. Yes, he’s coming off a National Board of Review honor for directing “The Last Samurai,” and he’s known for the emotional resonance of “Glory” (1989)…