Call it a case of friendly fire ... or one film getting monstered by another from the same distributor.
Morgan Freeman will reprise his role as Dr. Alex Cross in "Along Came a Spider," the prequel to Paramount Pictures' 1997 sleeper hit "Kiss the Girls."
Rapper/actor LL Cool J ("Halloween: H20") and thesp Michael Rapaport ("Copland") have joined the cast of "Deep Blue Sea," helmed by Renny Harlin.
A four-day conference at the second annual Hollywood Film Festival will feature more than 100 industry experts at a series of seminars Aug. 6-9 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Actress Sarah Silverman ("There's Something About Mary") has joined "Ballbusted," the Universal pic scripted and directed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Raising their Hollywood profile, writer/director Neil LaBute and producing partner Stephen Pevner have set up three new pictures at separate companies, in addition to their two-picture deal with…
Paramount Pictures' Wayne Lewellen has been selected to receive the 1998 Show "E" Award at the 14th annual ShowEast convention to be held Oct. 19-22 in Atlantic City.
Esai Morales and James Marshall have been cast for lead roles in the feature "Doomsday," from Symphony Pictures.
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%