A lonely, prepubescent lad in northern England aspires to a dream beyond his working-class family's ken, which includes transgressing stereotypes of his gender. No, it's not "Billy Elliot" -- but…
"American Pie 2" choked down $12.8 million in estimated weekend box office, as Universal laffer outpaced five wide openers and New Line's still-strong "Rush Hour 2" to become first pic in four months…
Rod Lurie will direct "Knowing," an Escape Artists-hatched thriller that Columbia Pictures will distribute domestically. The project, scripted by novelist Ryne Pearson, is expected to go into…
Warner Bros. Pictures is negotiating with Frank Miller and Geoff Darrow for the feature rights to their 1992 comicbook "Hard Boiled," with David Fincher attached to direct and Nicolas Cage to star.
Who says you can't go home again? MGM-based Absolute Entertainment has acquired the pitch "Cousins" from scribe Luce Gordon and hip-hop emcee 'Nas Escobar (nee Nasir Jones) for low- against mid-six…
Frank Pierson will direct his own adaptation of Jay McInerney's "The Last of the Savages" for Screenworks Media, Handwritten Films and the Imagine Nation. Handwritten acquired the project out of…
Miramax has apparently spiked Spike Lee's film version of the popular Broadway musical "Rent." Miramax has been working with Tribeca Prods. on a screen adaptation of the Jonathan Larson tuner.
Pete Sollett, whose short "Five Feet High and Rising" won the best short film prize at Cannes, Sundance and Austin's South by Southwest fest last year, has expanded the pic into a feature, now…
In response to popular demand, Levi's Toronto Intl. Teen Movie Festival has extended its submissions deadline to Sept. 14, giving teen filmmakers more time to complete their projects.
Via its MGM discretionary fund, Hyde Park Entertainment has optioned novelist W.L. Ripley's thriller "Springer's Gambit," with Kurt Russell attached to star.
Bruce Davey and Mel Gibson's Paramount-based Icon Prods. has slapped down six-figures for the script "Don Wayne Wyoming," with "Saturday Night Live" thesp Will Ferrell attached to star.