Peter O’Fallon To Direct TNT Pilot ‘Agent X’; Mark Romanek To Helm ABC’s ‘The Visitors’

By | Thursday February 6, 2014 @ 10:18am PST
Nellie Andreeva

peterofallonPeter O’Fallon has been tapped to direct TNT’s action-drama pilot Agent X, starring Sharon Stone. Penned by William Blake Herron, it centers on America’s first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee (Stone), and her secret weapon, Agent X (Jeff Hephner). This marks the 14th pilot O’Fallon has directed, with 11 of the previous 13 ordered to series, including A&E’s The Glades and FX’s The Riches. CAA-repped O’Fallon spent the past two years as showrunner of FX comedy series Legit, which he co-created. Read More »

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Mark Romanek Exiting Disney’s ‘Cinderella’

By | Monday January 7, 2013 @ 6:00pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Disney and director Mark Romanek are parting ways on Cinderella, the revisionist fairy tale movie that has Cate Blanchett attached to star. It’s all going down now, but I’m told that Romanek and the studio … Read More »

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Cate Blanchett Poised To Join Disney’s New ‘Cinderella’

By | Tuesday November 27, 2012 @ 6:41pm PST

Cinderella could soon have a new evil stepmother – played by Cate Blanchett. The Oscar-winning actress is in deep talks to join Disney’s live action retelling of the glass slipper classic tale, Deadline has confirmed. Blanchett would … Read More »

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Mark Romanek Frontrunner For Sony’s ‘The Lost Symbol’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Romanek has emerged as frontrunner to direct The Lost Symbol, Sony Pictures’ third installment of the Dan Brown-penned thrillers focusing on symbologist Robert Langdon. After directing the global blockbusters The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Ron Howard this summer opted out of directing a third, preferring to produce with his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer. Grazer produced the first two films in the series with the late John Calley, who acquired the property before he left the Sony Pictures executive suite to become a producer.

Sony Pictures has been interviewing helmers for one of the more prominent open directing assignments. Romanek hasn’t got the job locked up yet, but I’ve heard negotiations should begin soon. Romanek, a top video director, made his feature helming debut on One Hour Photo, and most recently directed Never Let Me Go with Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield. Romanek has so far made mostly budget films. He nearly helmed a big one in The Wolfman but left weeks before production started in a dispute with Universal over budget and other creative disagreements. Read More »

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Disney Courting Mark Romanek To Direct Re-Imagined ‘Cinderella’

By | Friday August 12, 2011 @ 10:30am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Disney is trying to fit the glass slipper on Mark Romanek. The studio is circling Romanek, the accomplished video director and helmer of the features Never Let Me Go and One Hour Photo, to steer a new … Read More »

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CAA Signs Director Mark Romanek

Mike Fleming

Feature and video director Mark Romanek has signed with CAA. Romanek, who just directed the Fox Searchlight adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go with Andrew Garfield, Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley, had been repped by WME. Romanek previously … Read More »

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Miranda Otto To Star In Fox’s ‘Locke & Key’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Otto is set to headline Fox’s drama pilot Locke & Key, from producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Based on Joe Hill’s comic, Locke & Key tells the story … Read More »

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Four Drama Pilots Land Directors

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Four high-profile pilots have found directors. Mark Romanek is in negotiations to helm Fox’s Locke & Key, Jace Alexander is set to direct USA’s Eden, Jonas Pate has come on board to direct Syfy’s  Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, while Jim Sadwith has closed a deal to direct TNT’s … Read More »

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‘Never Let Me Go’ Opening London Festival

Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan are expected to make Red Carpet appearances on October 13th because their film Never Let Me Go is opening the London Film Festival. Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) has directed Alex Garland’s (Sunshine) adaptation of Kazuo … Read More »

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