"Hope" must be the world's first U.S.- and India-set drama advocating the use of embryonic stem cells in medical treatment.
Universal has bought the Oni Press graphic novel series "The Last Call" and set it up with Barry Josephson to produce through his eponymous banner.
"The Baby Doll Night" attempts to explain Egyptian anti-Israeli sentiment along with bitterness over American foreign policy by drawing parallels to everything from 9/11 to the Holocaust.
As compact and unaffected as its pugilist protag, "Comeback" follows Germany's former light-heavyweight champ Juergen "the Rock" Hartenstein on a quixotic quest to re-enter the ring after three years…
You don't have to be Jewish or understand a box score to embrace the crowd-pleasing national-pastime docu "Holy Land Hardball."
Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights to the Uruguayan narrative pic "The Pope's Toilet" ("El Bano del Papa"), a fest fave that screened in Cannes in Un Certain Regard.
"The Love Guru" is so relentlessly juvenile as to merit a new twist on the PG-13 rating -- one that strongly cautions not only those under 13 but anyone much above it, too.
Universal will release its Sacha Baron Cohen pic "Bruno" on May 15, and so far, there are no other R-rated comedies near it.
The all-Canadian WWI drama "Passchendaele" will open the 33rd Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 4.
The European preem of U.S. writer-director Daniel Barnz's Sundance standout "Phoebe in Wonderland" and the Italo bows of "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" and Eddie Murphy laffer "Meet Dave"…
"The Incredible Hulk" bit off big green in its U.K. bow whilst M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" did solid opening biz across the Euro box office this weekend.