The Mouse House has a crush on teenage girls. The Walt Disney Co. has outbid other suitors for the film rights to "Princess Diaries" author Meg Cabot's next young adult novel, "All-American Girl."
Toni Collette has signed to play the lead in "Japanese Story," an A$5.7 million ($3 million) drama set in western Australia's Pilbura desert for helmer Sue Brooks ("Road to Nihill").
In a midsix-figure deal, Warner Bros. has bought the spec script "Nanneeez" by screenwriter Shaina Carol, marking the scribe's third material sale this year in three attempts.
Actor Mark Ruffalo ("You Can Count On Me") has dropped out of M. Night Shyamalan's supernatural thriller "Signs," for Walt Disney due to illness, his reps confirmed Wednesday.
Plans to team Brad Pitt with "Pi" helmer Darren Aronofsky have been moved to the back burner.
Jeffrey Chernov has been appointed senior VP of production at Spyglass Entertainment where he will report directly to Spyglass' co-chairmen and CEOs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum.
Catch 23 Entertainment has inked an exclusive deal with writer-director Todd Field and his production outfit, Standard Film Co., to write, direct and produce his next picture for C23.
Though tests of its controversial monthly movie passes in two cities will continue, AMC Entertainment said Wednesday the program won't be extended to additional markets as planned and a national…
"Armageddon" scribe Jonathan Hensleigh will team with producers Gale Anne Hurd and Randall Emmett & George Furla's Emmett/Furla Films to make his directorial debut with "Bounty Killer." Pic will be…
Heat and "Dust" set the tone as the 58th Venice Intl. Film Festival got under way Wednesday amid sweltering humidity, an opening ceremony low on star wattage and a downbeat critical response to the…
New Line Cinema is poised to switch the German distribution of its movies from Kinowelt to Warner Bros. in 2002.