Twentieth Century Fox has set Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise to play sleuths in "The Hardy Men," a Shawn Levy-directed action comedy based on mystery series "The Hardy Boys."
Warner Bros. has made a preemptive deal to tell the story of Enron's collapse, with Leonardo DiCaprio starring and producing through his Appian Way shingle.
Ian McShane is starring in "The Dark Is Rising" for 20th Century Fox and Walden Media. Fantasy pic is being directed by David Cunningham and produced by Marc Platt.
William Hurt and Maria Bello will topline Arthur Cohn's remake of Japanese film "Yellow Handkerchief," with shooting starting in Louisiana on March 22.
Film Independent has scheduled its seventh annual Director Series to run Feb. 21-April 4 at the Pacific Design Center, with Kasi Lemmons as moderator for the first time.
Simon Crowe's finance/sales entity Velvet Octopus has signed a deal to finance action thriller "High Stakes," with David R. Ellis ("Snakes on a Plane") attached to direct.
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights for Milos Forman's "Goya's Ghosts," starring Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman and Stellan Skarsgard.
Lionsgate has acquired screen rights to Eidos Interactive vidgame "Kane & Lynch," which has not yet been released. Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter will produce. Howard Sun will co-produce.
Jennifer Garner is feeling devilish. Actress is teaming with Stuber/Parent's Scott Stuber and Mary Parent to produce and possibly star in comedy "Devil in the Junior League" for Universal.
ABC is back in business with best-selling author Mitch Albom, whose "For One More Day" will be produced as the next "Oprah Winfrey Presents" telepic.