Olivier Martinez will play a detective alongside Angelina Jolie in "Taking Lives," which Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow are set to start shooting this week in Montreal.
Mike Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures has sealed a deal with veteran Hollywood film sales agent Ann Dubinet to sell foreign sales rights to select titles on its upcoming development slate.
In a seven-figure spec script buy made personally by Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks has preemptively purchased "The Rivals," a drama about the catfight between 19th century stage stars Sarah Bernhardt…
Confident they've finally unwrapped the Wonka bar with the golden ticket, Warner Bros. execs are enlisting Tim Burton to direct "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," the second live-action adaptation…
"Barbershop" helmer Tim Story has signed on to direct "Ralph," which Imagine Entertainment and Universal are developing.
Meryl Streep will join Denzel Washington in Paramount's Jonathan Demme-directed remake of "The Manchurian Candidate."
Veteran Italian producer Aurelio De Laurentiis is ramping up his slate of big-budget international projects, with plans for a sword-and-sandal epic and a serial-killer movie set on the French Riviera…
Paramount and the Mutual Film Company have tapped Darren Aronofsky to develop and direct a live-action adaptation of "Lone Wolf and Cub," the Kazuo Koike-created graphic novel collection.
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Warner Bros. Pictures has hired scribe George Wing to pen romantic comedy "Helium" for director David Dobkin and WB-based producer David Heyman ("Harry Potter").