New Line Cinema has bought a talkshow pitch entitled "Max and Barry" for Gary Fleder's Mojo Films to develop into a feature.
Grief prompts some bizarre behavior in "Orphans," the feature writing-directing debut of Scottish actor Peter Mullan, who turned heads in Cannes with his prize-winning performance in Ken Loach's "My…
Twentieth Century Fox has paid a low six- against mid-six figure sum for Gloria Norris' spec script, "My Better Half" for producer Jon Landau.
Fairy tales can come true. The legend of Cinderella has apparently inspired more than 500 tales of a young woman, abused by parents and siblings, who gets the guy in the clinch. "Ever After" goes to…
Mounting a decisive attack on the box-office beachhead, Paramount and DreamWorks' "Saving Private Ryan" notched a stunning $30.1 million opening and led the theatrical marketplace to yet another…
Aussie author Robert Carter's widely praised novel "The Sugar Factory" becomes the second Australian tome this year (after "The Sound of One Hand Clapping") to be brought to the screen by its author…
It's better to live in the present than cling to the past --- that's the message of this likable dramatic comedy about brothers born 21 years apart who, as members of different generations…
Forest Whitaker has agreed to star in writer/director Jim Jarmusch's next film, "Ghost Dog." Jarmusch is producing along with Richard Guay.
After too long an absence, Robin Phillips has come home to do what he does best --- direct classics --- and the return is a triumph, both for him as guest director for Soulpepper and for the new…
Anybody reviving this hoary classic in a new-world bastion of Irish-American culture has to walk some tough tightropes. On the one hand, "The Playboy of the Western World" is both satirically…