MGM is in talks with Beyonce Knowles to play the chief suspect in a diamond heist in "The Pink Panther" and has tapped French star Jean Reno ("Ronin") to play Inspector Clouseau's traveling companion.
Chuck Gordon's Daybreak Prods. and Adrian Askarieh's Prime Universe Prods. have optioned the feature film and TV rights to "Sword of Dracula," based on the comicbook series created by Jason Henderson.
Revolution Studios has acquired remake rights to the 1997 Israeli pic "92 Minutes," with Bob Cooper's Landscape Entertainment attached to produce.
Exhib Loews Cineplex Entertainment plans to follow Warner Bros. Intl. Cinemas into China. Loews has formed a management group in Beijing with execs from Mediaplex, its Korean partner.
Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins have inked a two-year first-look production and distribution deal for their Tollin-Robbins Prods. with Walt Disney Studios, making the Mouse House their official home…
Marketing veteran Gerry Rich has emerged as the leading candidate to fill Paramount's top marketing slot, which has been vacant for the past six months since Arthur Cohen exited the post.
As the beehive queens of the '60s might have opined, you can never have too much hairspray. New Line Cinema will produce a feature remake of "Hairspray," thus completing a 16-year full-circle journey…
The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the first of several world premieres lined up for the downtown Gotham fest's third edition, which runs May 1-9.
Former Locarno film fest topper Marco Muller was confirmed as director of the Venice Intl. Film Festival on Thursday and given a four-year mandate, ending a crisis that had been crippling the Lido.
Director Stephen Daldry is about to embark on a two-month expedition up Mount Everest in preparation for next year's production of his epic Working Title project "Everest."
"Barbershop 2" helmer Kevin Sullivan is pulling up a director's chair for Columbia Pictures' "The Dinner Party." Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher are already cast in the pic, about an African-American…