Ido Haar's docu "9 Star Hotel," about illegal Palestinian construction workers building a new Israeli city in the Occupied Territories, focuses not on the obvious political ironies, but on the covert…
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition Group opened its checkbook even wider at Cannes over the weekend, making its biggest fest buy yet for Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of "The Long Good Friday."
German helmer Angelina Maccarone's latest film, "Vivere," piles heavy emotional baggage on a slender story frame. Pic looks ravishing, featuring a nocturnal road trip through a cool kaleidoscopic…
A set-up that "The Prestige'' made into brooding drama is replayed as farce in Britcom "Magicians,'' but unfortu-nately with only mildly amusing results. Film forms a widescreen vehicle for thesps…
Actor Carl Wright, who began his career as a tap dancer and comedian, died of cancer May 19 in Chicago.
Robert Rodriguez will helm the "Barbarella" redo for a 2008 Universal release. The "Planet Terror" helmer is working with scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade on the remake of the 1968 film starring…
Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez is getting into the film business. The president's year-old state-sponsored studio complex Villa del Cine will funnel $18 million into "Toussaint," the pet project of…
Twentieth Century Fox has sold Baja Studios -- the Rosarito, Mexico, facility created to house the production of "Titanic" in 1996 -- to Baja Acquisitions for an eight-figure pricetag.
Warner Bros. has set Allen and Albert Hughes to direct the post-apocalyptic drama "Book of Eli." Pic is expected to be the brothers' first feature to go into production since the 2001 thriller "From…
Fox Atomic has added Zak Kadison to its ranks as VP of production. He will report to Fox Atomic production prexy Debbie Liebling, who has jump-started Atomic's productions since joining the company…