Ben Affleck will rewrite, direct and star in "The Town," a Warner Bros. adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel "The Prince of Thieves."
"Grace Is Gone" helmer James Strouse is set to write and direct "The Winning Season," an indie comedy centering on a high school girls basketball coach.
Chinese helmer Chen Kaige's biopic of opera star Mei Lanfang is set to bow Dec. 12, although there are a few contractual legal hurdles to be dealt with first.
Vaguely resembling a Tim Burton toon, minus the magic, "Igor" is a mirthless animated romp set in the world of mad scientists and the woefully misunderstood hunchbacks who assist them.
The Nobel Museum in Stockholm is displaying photos of late helmer Ingmar Bergman, who directed the works of a number of Nobel Prize winners.
Ambitious but ungainly docu "Killing Kasztner" delves into the complex history of Budapest lawyer Israel Kasztner.
Emily Atef's drama about postnatal depression, "Das fremde in mir" (The Stranger in Me), swept the top awards at the Oldenburg Film Festival.
"Eldorado," by actor-director Bouli Lanners, is Belgium's entry in the foreign-language Oscar category.
Management 360 has hired Geoff Morley to become a manager in its literary department, repping screenwriters and filmmakers.
Recent evidence suggested the prospect of seeing Matthew McConaughey shirtless was enough to cause at least a medium stampede of female patrons toward opening-weekend box offices.
Tom Hanks will be feted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center at its 36th Gala Tribute in April.