Lensing is set to kick off here April 13 on the femme-themed pic "Ladies Room," a Canadian-British co-production toplining John Malkovich, Greta Scacchi, Lorraine Bracco, German thesp Veronica Ferres…
The Tiger Woods Story" is pretty much everything we'd expect from a biography made about an athlete who is barely old enough to drink. It uses the golf club as a paint-by-numbers brush to depict the…
October Films has acquired the U.S., Canada, U.K., Spain and Latin American rights to the period drama "Up at the Villa," in which Sean Penn has signed to star opposite Kristin Scott Thomas.
Real-life miracles are hard to come by, but with the current rage for angels, producers are scouring the archives for signs of divine intervention. A heavily fictionalized recounting of a real-life…
In many ways the Paris Film Festival took on the personality of its young, press-adverse and indie-spirited jury president, Sean Penn, who the Gauls adoringly call "l'enfant terrible" of American…
Jacques Santer, the president of the European Commission, has thrown his weight behind the idea of launching a European version of the Oscars and Emmys, to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival.
MGM has optioned film rights to Douglas Kennedy's upcoming novel "The Job." The studio is negotiating with David Hoberman ("George of the Jungle") to take producing duties on the pic.
Showing that they really are back in business, Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar early Sunday morning struck a preemptive $1 million against $1.5 million deal for the spec "Evermere" by David Goyer and…
Scott Strauss, vice president of creative affairs at Kopelson Entertainment for the last three years, will hole up with the Outlaw Productions gang to run feature development and production in a new…
Jackie Chan's latest is an attempt by the actor-filmmaker to try something new while giving his fans the type of picture they've grown to expect. The effort doesn't quite work: It's as if Chan got…
Fraser Heston, whose directing credits include "Needful Things," has set his sights on helming a Queensland, Australia-based adaptation of the Joseph Conrad novel "Freya of the Seven Isles."