Director Mike Hodges will reteam with his "Croupier" star Clive Owen on the noir thriller "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead," with Paramount Classics acquiring domestic distribution and certain international…
Universal Studios acquired specialty film company Good Machine on Thursday and merged it with USA Films. The new company, called Focus, will be headed by Good Machine principals David Linde and James…
Luke Wilson will star with Kate Hudson in "Alex and Emma," the Rob Reiner-directed drama financed by Franchise Pictures, expected to start shooting this fall.
With successful movies like "Blade II," today's unveiling of "Spider-Man" and next year's anticipated releases "X-Men 2" and "The Incredible Hulk," comicbook publishers are attempting to seize the…
Urgently expressing the cultural dislocations and conflicting emotional demands on the young adult offspring of Old World immigrants, distinctively flavored pic has an uncertain commercial future…
A preciously glum drama-cum-romance, helmer/co-scenarist Kiseki Hamada's first feature "Somewhere on Earth" mistakes depression for proof of rarefied, "finer" character -- further assuming there's no…
Venerable Cuban dance band Los Van Van gets a "Buena Vista Social Club"-style showcase in "Van Van, Let's Party." Eventually ingratiating despite routine handling, vid-shot docu is best pitched to…
Sony Pictures Entertainment is in talks to take a 40% stake in DNA Films, the lottery-backed production franchise run by Andrew Macdonald and Duncan Kenworthy.
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
The ASCAP composers responsible for music in 2001's most popular films and the most performed television music were honored Tuesday at the performing rights association's 17th annual Film…