Julia Roberts is negotiating to star in "Daniel Isn't Talking," based on the novel by Marti Leimbach, for Fox 2000. Karen Rosenfelt is producing.
Paramount Pictures has hired "X-Men" scribe David Hayter to adapt "Black Monday," Bob Reiss' novel about a catastrophic virus that destroys the world's oil supply. Tom Jacobson is producing.
Keisha Castle-Hughes has signed up for the lead as the Virgin Mary in New Line's "Nativity." The 15-year-old, who toplined 2003's "Whale Rider," will portray Mary over the two-year period leading up…
The Weinstein Co. has picked up domestic rights to Bold Films' "Bobby," the drama directed by Emilio Estevez about the night Bobby Kennedy was assassinated at L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel in 1968.
Warner Bros. has upped Simon Kenny to prexy of the studio's newly formed Digital Distribution unit, where he'll oversee the studio's worldwide digital strategy.
Neil Young and Jonathan Demme swapped filmmaking anecdotes and praise for each other's talents Thursday at the first full day of the SXSW Music Festival.
The more films you make the better you make them. Or so says Guadalajara Film Festival director Jorge Sanchez. As film production picked up across Latin America's major economies in 2005 and into…
Indie Circle, a pan-European consortium of independent distributors, has picked up Iciar Bollain's "Mataharis" from Spain's Sogepaq.
Paramount and parent company Viacom were hashing out late Thursday the final points of a sale of the DreamWorks library to Soros Fund Management for about $900 million.
The French film biz churned out a record 240 films in 2005, up 37 on the previous year, for a total budget up 22.6% to $1.57 billion.
GOOD MORNING, Wide, Wide World: 20th toppers talking a $10 top for "Cleopatra" opening engagements... Liz Taylor's big outdoor arrival scene aboard Sphinx delayed until next month due to Rome…