Piet Kroon will direct animated adventure thriller "Not the End of the World" for London-based Illuminated Films.
Universal's first local-language French pic will be based on the life of Gaul's iconic singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, who died in 1991.
The Huelva Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday, underscored both the strength of Latin American filmmaking and the vital role such events play in the foreign-language pic biz.
Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday and top French actress Sylvie Testud are to star in Hong Kong-set crime thriller "Vengeance," helmed by Johnnie To.
Russian film and television producers are calling for cuts of up to 50% in crew and talent fees in an attempt to stay afloat as the global recession bites.
"Over There" (Aan Ja), detailing the green card dilemmas of an Iranian man, has nabbed top prize at Thessaloniki Film Festival, South-east Europe's leading sprocket opera.
Vera Farmiga is taking to the skies. The "Departed" thesp will star opposite George Clooney in Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air" for Paramount Pictures and Montecito.
French helmer Pascal Laugier ("Martyrs") will direct Paramount Vantage horror thriller "Details" from his own script for Blumhouse Prods.
"Welcome to digital," wrote producer Frank Marshall in a morning-after email following Thursday night's aborted unveiling of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
Anand Tucker ("Shopgirl") will direct romantic comedy "Leap Year," starring Amy Adams. Spyglass Entertainment and Benderspink produce.
Qatar is joining the Middle East film gold rush. Execs from the Qatar Museums Authority, the org dedicated to developing cultural initiatives in the country, have inked a deal with Tribeca fest…