George Tillman Jr. will direct a biopic of hip-hip artist Notorious B.I.G. for Fox Searchlight, while Sean "Diddy" Combs has boarded to exec produce.
A shared love of boxing and martial arts drew old pals Nick Simunek and Michael Mailer to "Blood and Bone," a project their respective shingles are producing with Rifkin-Eberts and Todd Traina.
Fortress Features is partnering with Pierce/Williams Entertainment ("The Cooler") on an untitled male stripper comedy starring Chris Pontius.
L.A.-based indie distrib Cinema Epoch has picked up French docu "Young Yakuza," a portrait of the Japanese underworld that screened out of competition in Cannes.
"Shine a Light," the Rolling Stones concert film directed by Martin Scorsese, will not hit theaters until April, Paramount has confirmed.
In a seven-figure deal, Millennium Films has acquired the rights to make a new series of pics based on Robert E. Howard's mythical conqueror Conan the Barbarian.
Homer's heft keeps growing. "The Simpsons Movie" topped a cooling but still solid foreign box office for the third straight weekend, with $23.2 million at 5,806 playdates in 59 markets.
Only love provides a reason to live in "The Rebirth."
Looking to extend its recent dealmaking streak, Lionsgate is in final talks to acquire Mandate Pictures in a deal pegged at north of $40 million.
Arty minimalism was the big winner at the 60th Locarno Film Festival, which closed Saturday in the Swiss-Italian lakeside town.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$11.8M Cumulative:$43.9M Universal Pictures -21.55%
Hercules2Daily:$8.5M Cumulative:$29.8M Paramount Pictures -16.73%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$5.3M Cumulative:$172.5M Fox -20.58%