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    In the Works: Tucker for 'Intouchables,' Hathaway Confirms 'Robopocalypse,' 'Anchorman 2' Musical & Penn's Action Vehicle

    A round-up of casting and development news, from Sean Penn's potential action franchise and Anne Hathaway's role in "Robopocalypse" to "Anchorman 2"'s musical numbers...

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    MoMA To Screen Gotham Awards' 5 Nominees for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You

    MoMA's Department of Film, in collaboration with Independent Film Project and Filmmaker Magazine, will screen the five nominees competing for the Gotham Awards' Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You title. This year's screenings, running November 16-19, include...

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    Geoffrey Fletcher's Directorial Debut 'Violet & Daisy' Lands at Cinedigm

    Cinedigm Entertainment has acquired Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut, "Violet & Daisy," for distribution in 2013.

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    Wahlberg Joins Michael Bay's Next Testosterone Fest, 'Transformers 4'

    The combined testosterone of Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg will fuel "Transformers 4" for Paramount. The director confirms that Wahlberg, who stars in his "Pain & Gain," is "the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the 'Transformers’ legacy."

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    David Yates Tackling 'Tarzan'; Hardy, Hunnam, Cavill & Skarsgård in the Mix

    "Harry Potter" director David Yates will helm "Tarzan" for Warner Bros. The potential franchise is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' series of classic books about the Earl of Greystoke's adventures as a "white ape" in equatorial Africa. It's 100 years since the...

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    The Weinsteins Sail with 'Kon-Tiki,' Norway's Oscar Entry

    The Weinstein Co. has acquired "Kon-Tiki" for US distribution. The film, which recently played at AFI Fest, is Norway's entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar and screened at Toronto earlier this fall...

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    Phase 4 Picks Up 'Precious' Producer Siegel-Magness' Directorial Debut, 'Long Time Gone' with Virginia Madsen

    Phase 4 Films has acquired US and Canadian rights to "Long Time Gone," the directorial debut of "Precious" producer Sarah Siegel-Magness. The film stars Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Zach Gilford, Anthony LaPaglia and Eva Longoria.

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    In the Works: Vaughn Rumored for New 'Star Wars' Installment; Ford Interested in Revisiting Han Solo

    One of the exciting prospects for veteran Spielberg poducer Kathleen Kennedy as the new president at Disney-owned Lucasfilm is that she is more than capable of developing a strong script and luring gifted filmmakers to the planned "Star Wars" franchise reboot. Even without a script on hand, director...

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    Writers Guild of America Partners with The Black List in Support of Screenwriters

    The Writers Guild of America, East announces its partnership with The Black List, which lists the best unproduced screenplays from Hollywood each year, as chosen by industry execs. With this new partnership, WGAE members will receive a 20% discount...

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    'Last Vegas' Production Begins with Douglas, De Niro, Freeman & Kline -- Over the Hill 'Hangover'?

    Production has started on John Turtletaub's comedy "Last Vegas," starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as aging buddies who throw a Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single...

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