Cate Blanchett will join the Oscar 2000 team of presenters. Last year, Blanchett picked up a best actress nom for her perf in “Elizabeth.” The 72nd annual Academy Awards will be broadcast from the…
Steven Spielberg has committed to write and direct "A.I." for Warner Bros. and DreamWorks, with production slated to begin July 10.
Scribe Anthony Zuiker has been enlisted by producer Art Linson to write "The Lords of Dogtown" for Fox 2000. Linson and his son, John, will produce along with Evan Charnov and Michael Shuken. Fox…
Patrick Wachsberger's Summit Entertainment will finance and produce "Escapade," a project to be written and directed by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley ("Moonstruck").
"American Beauty" won the best-picture award from the Chicago Film Critics, while the pic's helmer Sam Mendes and actor Kevin Spacey also won in their categories. The film's Wes Bentley won for most…
Alec Baldwin is in talks to play the supporting role of Col. Dolittle in the Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer film “Pearl Harbor.” If he signs, Baldwin will join Josh Hartnett and Ben Affleck, the pic’s…
Miramax Films has joined Columbia Pictures as a partner in "The Shipping News," the Lasse Hallstrom-directed adaptation of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Annie Proulx.
Justin Walker, who co-starred with Alicia Silverstone in “Clueless,” will join Alexis Arquette (“She’s All That”) in the indie “The Woman Every Man Wants.” Walker is managed by Adam Seid and Susan…
Andy Tennant has found an "Afterlife" after "Anna and the King." The helmer is in talks to direct and rewrite the Joss Whedon sci-fi thriller script for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Faye Dunaway agreed months ago to serve as jury prexy of the 15th Paris Film Festival, which runs March 27-April 3 -- but that was before the Academy asked her to give Warren Beatty the Irving G…
"Poppoya," a sentimental story of a small-town station master, rode the express train through the 23rd edition of Japan's key movie awards Friday night, picking up best picture and a slew of other…