Tommy Lee Jones is close to a deal to make Paramount Pictures' action-thriller "Double Jeopardy" his next starring role. The Bruce Beresford-helmed pic is skedded for a July start.
Mercury Rising" won't raise many viewers' temperatures. A somber suspenser with an oddly disconnected assortment of characters and a lack of freshly conceived action, this tale of a maverick FBI…
MGM has paid about $2 million for North American rights to the romantic drama "The Scalper," sources said.
DreamWorks has bought the romantic comedy pitch "Second Time Around" from producer John Fogel and JAF Entertainment for low against mid-six figures.
United Artists has purchased a baseball-themed comedy pitch from producers John Fogel and George Zaloom in a deal worth a low- against mid-six-figure sum.
New Millennium Studios prez and co-founder Tim Reid announced the facility's first feature film project, "Asunder." Obsidian Prods., based at the nearly year-old studio, will produce, and principal…
Indie distributor Strand releasing has acquired North American rights to two French-language films, the musical "Jeanne et le garcon formidable" and "Dry Cleaning."
Gary Busey ("Lost Highway") has joined the cast of Warner Bros. "Soldier," playing opposite Kurt Russell in the futuristic sci-fi thriller.
Morgan Creek has purchased a spec script "The In Between" from first-time scribe Sid Quashie in a deal reportedly in the low six-figures.
Icon Entertainment Intl. has secured international rights to Irish director Thaddeus O'Sullivan's pic "Ordinary Decent Criminal."
Norwegian director Harald Zwart has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox to make his U.S. studio debut with "Disaster Area," which Steve Oedekerk will produce.