"The Office" star Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel and Mos Def top the cast of Spyglass Entertainment/Walt Disney Pictures' feature version of Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in "The Black Dahlia," opposite Josh Hartnett and Mark Wahlberg for director Brian De Palma.
The green machine is in high gear again. "Shrek 2" has been selected for the main competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, unspooling May 12-23. DreamWorks is planning to screen the pic…
Senator Intl. is entering the animation arena and will handle worldwide sales rights to French artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud's sci-fi fantasy adventure "Thru the Moebius Strip."
Carmine Caridi, the actor whose Oscar screeners are alleged to have made their way onto the Internet, may have escaped criminal charges, but he'll soon face his day in court.
Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly and Evan Rachel Wood are in negotiations to topline Lakeshore Entertainment's "American Pastoral," based on Philip Roth's novel.
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Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival co-director Simon Field, who is leaving when this year's shutters come down, has allayed concern about the event's future at the midpoint of this edition, unspooling…
"Traveling With Che Guevara," a documentary by Italian Gianni Mina made during the shooting of Walter Salles' "The Motorcycle Diaries," has been added to the Berlin Intl. Film Festival's Panorama…
Gallic production outfit Les Armateurs, which co-produced the Oscar-nominated "The Triplets of Belleville," is preparing another episode of the surprise French animated hit "Kirikou and the…
German home entertainment distributor EMS is going theatrical with Patty Jenkins' "Monster," its first bigscreen film.