EXCLUSIVE: Mike Lobell, the veteran producer whose 14-years of persistence helped make the remake Gambit happen, is getting close on three other projects with strong elements. He has re-teamed with former partner, writer-director Andrew Bergman, on A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner, an ensemble comedy which so far has Project X‘s Oliver Cooper, Shirley MacLaine and Robin Williams attached, with Rob Reiner making a cameo. Lobell reports that the film has added Sienna Miller, Isla Fisher and Audra MacDonald. Eisner is a comedy dealing with a young man making a documentary to learn what happened to his family during WWII. He is out looking for financing.
Gambit, by the way, ended up with Michael Hoffman directing a script by Joel and Ethan Coen. Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman star and CBS Films is releasing.
At the same time, Lobell is getting traction on This Man This Woman, the adult love story written by Frederic Raphael. The project has gotten a boost with the attachment of Richard Gere, who long ago sparked to a film which focuses on the trials and tribulations of a marriage. This was the picture that once nearly went into production with Meg Ryan and Sean Penn. Lobell and Gere will now look for a director and their female lead. READ MORE »
EXCLUSIVE: Moneyball helmer Bennett Miller is putting together the final casting pieces for Foxcatcher, the Annapurna Pictures-funded drama that stars Steve Carell as paranoid schizophrenic heir Jon DuPont, who created a training center for wrestlers and murdered … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Sienna Miller has signed with The Schiff Company for management. Miller most recently starred in the HBO/BBC co-production The Girl, which airs later this year. Miller is among several new clients who’ve joined David Schiff’s company this year, with … Read More »
BSkyB’s Sky News admitted today that it has approved the hacking of emails on two occasions. Sky News chief John Ryley defended the moves in a statement that said the hacked email accounts belonged to individuals suspected of criminal … Read More »
Following yesterday’s revelations of settlements in the News Of The World phone hacking scandal, it’s now reported that News Corp’s News International could face an FBI investigation over a possible offense on US soil involving Jude Law. According to The Telegraph, the potential FBI probe relates to a 2003 News Of The World article that News International has acknowledged was the result of phone hacking. The article contains references to phone calls Law’s assistant made to the actor when he arrived at an airport believed to be New York’s JFK. According to the Telegraph report, if Law’s phone was on a US network, it could mean an offense under US law. The FBI confirmed it was looking into the situation. In related news, News International has been ordered to search more computers for evidence of attempts by former employees to perpetrate a cover up of phone hacking schemes. Read More »
UPDATE, 10:30 AM: Payout amounts of some 15 of the now 37 claims to be settled today have been revealed. According to The Associated Press, Jude Law received £130,000 and his ex-wife Sadie Frost got £50,000, while … Read More »
UPDATE 3:30 PM : HBO Films is on board to co-produce The Girl, which will air in the U.S. on HBO, marking the latest collaboration between HBO and the BBC.
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Hollywood isn’t famous for courage — especially when it means standing up to someone as powerful as Rupert Murdoch who owns one of the biggest movie and television … Read More »
Sienna Miller, the actress who is suing Rupert Murdoch’s UK news organization for hacking into her cell phone, has been offered £100,000 ($163,000) in compensation. News International has also offered to pay Miller’s legal costs after having recently publicly apologized … Read More »
The British actress, who has taken legal action against Rupert Murdoch’s News Group, says standing up for what’s right takes precedence over her career. Sienna Miller was one of the first celebrities to accuse Murdoch journalists of hacking into her … Read More »
British actress Sienna Miller will star in Just Like a Woman, playing a Chicago housewife who absconds with her belly-dancing teacher to Las Vegas to enter a dance competition. Rachid Bouchareb, whose Algerian Oscar entry Above the Law lost out … Read More »