"Interview With the Assassin," Neil Burger's faux docu about a purported JFK gunman bent on recognition, won the Prix Tournage as best American pic at the 20th Avignon Film Festival on Friday.
Emmy Rossum, a 16-year-old New Yorker, has been cast as the female lead in the movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "The Phantom of the Opera."
SUMMER SUBTITLES "Il Postino" remains an anomaly among foreign-lingo summer pics, having generated the most B.O. since 1966’s French import "A Man and a Woman." Miramax hopes the Gallic…
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Merriwether Williams, the former head writer of the hit animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants," has lined up two new feature projects.
Rebutting criticism that his film "The Passion" is anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic, Mel Gibson has for the first time spoken out about the controversial movie depicting the last 12 hours in the life…
Twentieth Century Fox has set Queen Latifah to star in the English-language remake of "Taxi," and has hailed "Barbershop" helmer Tim Story to direct the action comedy. Studio is eyeing an early fall…
The Walt Disney Co. has paid low-against high-six figures to acquire the script "Boomerang" by Dennis Osborne.
"Secretary" helmer Steven Shainberg has come aboard to develop "Urban Townie" for Warner Bros. Pictures with a view to direct it.
Columbia Pictures has spent the past few days courting "Chicago" director Rob Marshall to direct "Memoirs of a Geisha," the long-in-development project at Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher's Red Wagon Prods.
An initially breezy comic soap opera, "Hurricanes" turns into a whoosh of hot air long before its droopy ending. First film by Cuban film critic Enrique Colina is intended as a straightforward…
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