Universal's sequel to the street racing hit "The Fast and the Furious" will not be Diesel-fueled, after all.
Natasha Richardson will co-star with Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes in Revolution Studios' "The Chambermaid," to be directed by Wayne Wang ("Joy Luck Club").
"Tumbleweeds" producer and director Gavin and Greg O'Connor, via their Solaris production shingle, have optioned film rights for "TV: A Novel," the first novel by former sports writer Brian Brown.
The Coen brothers are negotiating to direct a remake of "The Ladykillers" for Disney's Touchstone Pictures, with Mouse House-based Tom Jacobson onboard to produce.
Miramax Films is bringing together the talent from three hit low-budget pics --- "The Full Monty," "Mrs. Brown" and "Babe" --- to make an ambitious new family movie.
Former Warner Bros. distribution executive Ivan Cheah has founded Arenaplex, a Gotham-based shingle dedicated to producing niche pics in areas such as extreme sports, music and family entertainment.
Finnish director Timo Koivusalo is set to do a biopic on the country's national composer, Sibelius.
Vladimir Michalek's ode to the silver-haired set, "Autumn Spring," took the top prize at the Czech Finale film festival in Plzen on Saturday.
The Hugh Grant starrer "About a Boy" conquered the U.K. over the weekend while "The Scorpion King" ran hot in Latin America but was less compelling in its European debuts and "Panic Room" saw handy…
In an opinion piece published in the New York Post Sunday, Miramax topper Harvey Weinstein struck back at certain journalists who, he claims, exaggerated the arguments that he and "Gangs of New York"…