Kelly Preston has signed on to star opposite Michael Keaton in Warner Bros.' "Frost," one of the studio's high-profile holiday pics.
EXCLUSIVEBudding stars Jude Law and Cate Blanchett are close to deals to join Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" for Paramount and Miramax.
Walt Disney Studios has made a positive decision on Christina Welsh's pitch "Split Decision" for a low six-figure pricetag, with "The Santa Clause" scribes Steve Rudnick and Leo Benvenuti attached to…
The search for a commanding voice to lead the troops in DreamWorks' special effects film "Small Soldiers" has ended. The studio has signed Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones, who'll voice Chip Hazard, the…
Veteran German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl ("The Music Box," "Avalon") has joined the cast of the Centropolis Entertainment production "The 13th Floor," which is being produced by Roland and Ute…
Andrew Given has been upped to senior vice president of physical production for Universal Pictures. Given, who has served as VP of physical production at the studio since November 1995, will report…
Phoenix/Rehme Prods (a joint venture between Phoenix Pictures and Rehme Prods) has acquired the rights to develop and produce "Deacons of Defense," a fact-based docudrama about a secretive black…
EXCLUSIVEDirector Michael Mann has set Al Pacino and Russell Crowe to star in an untitled film based on the true story of tobacco exec-turned-whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand and his relationship with…
Independent sales and production entity Image Organization has snapped up the spec script "Table for One," from writer-director Ron Senkowski ("Let's Kill all the Lawyers") for a low-six figures.
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival has introduced an initiative that will directly assist at least three features annually and provide support for dozens of other projects.
January was "Titanic." The first 31 days of 1998 steamed to a record $674.2 million, shattering the prior record set last year by 30%.