Piper Perabo and Patrick Swayze are in final negotiations to star in "George and the Dragon," a $32 million pic from the Carousel Picture Co., a Luxembourg-based production outfit.
STARS VS. THEMSELVES With "Ocean’s Eleven" bowing today and "Spy Game" going strong, Brad Pitt joins a small group of stars to have two pics open wide within a month of each other. In many…
Paul Newman is negotiating to play the lead role in a film adaptation of Richard Russo's book "Empire Falls."
Jerry Bruckheimer has come aboard to produce "Pirates of the Caribbean," which he will make through his Disney-based Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
Paramount Pictures has paid a high-six- against low-seven-figure sum for the comedy pitch "Former Child Star" from scribe Fred Wolf ("Black Sheep").
Fox 2000 has plunked down a six-figure sum for Craig Fernandez's action pitch "Four Deep."
AMC Entertainment has prevailed in the bankruptcy court auction for General Cinemas and an announcement of the deal terms is believed imminent.
An unlikely upstart is looking to join Warner Bros. and New Line in the pricey world of literary fantasy-turned-movie franchise.
Neal Marshall Stevens has sold his spec "Molly's World" to New Line Cinema.
Monsoon Entertainment will finance and produce Christina Ricci's directorial debut, "The Speed Queen." Ricci will also star in the dark comedy, to be produced by Adam Del Deo along with Tri-Tone…
Lauren Holly, Faye Dunaway, Tom Skerritt and Ian Somerhalder head the ensemble cast of indie pic "Colored Eggs," which director Martin Guigui is shooting in Nashville.