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)…
Days after Essie Mae Washington-Williams acknowledged that she was the mixed-raced daughter of longtime segregationist Strom Thurmond, a feature deal has come together revolving around the late…
Crooner-thesp Harry Connick, Jr. has made a deal to star in and produce a tuner for 20th Century Fox for which he will also contribute original music. "Ben Invention" is a romantic musical comedy…
DreamWorks' romantic comedy "Date School" is dateless. Drew Barrymore and director Jon Favreau have fallen off the project, on the heels of Owen Wilson, who was to star opposite Barrymore.
Shares of Imax got a boost Thursday on news that it has inked with Warner Bros. to bring the third installment of Brit author J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" franchise to large screens in June, the…
In a year with too many serious contenders, it's interesting to look at the roster of those missing in action from Tuesday's Golden Globe nominations.
Following a recent decision by a New York federal judge to dismiss fraud and punitive damage claims filed in 2001 by Miramax against Portobello Pictures and producer Eric Abraham, the defendants have…
A flinty, observant tale of Third World immigrants dealing with the harsh realities of modern London, “Dirty Pretty Things” returns director Stephen Frears to the milieu of his 1980s’ successes “My…
Moritz de Hadeln's reappointment at the Venice Intl. Film Festival's helm has been put on hold until next year due to a combination of bureaucracy and bickering that leaves him hanging in the balance.
Adding further distinction to a breakthrough year for the "Lost in Translation" director, Sofia Coppola has been chosen by the Museum of Modern Art to be honored in its annual "A Work in Progress"…
The Cannes Film Festival would kill for Bill -- Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill Vol. 2," that is -- to kick off next year's fest, say Gallic industry sources.
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