Johnny Depp And Meryl Streep “Deals Almost Wrapped” For ‘Into The Woods’ Movie

Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep filming together and singing. Who can resist? Not Disney any longer. It’s taken 16 months to get off the ground — ever since January 2012, when the studio sent Read More »

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Parkes & MacDonald Plan Feature Version Of Jon Robin Baitz’ Play ‘Other Desert Cities’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have acquired film rights to Other Desert Cities, the Jon Robin Baitz stage play. Parkes/MacDonald used the development fund it launched with Imagenation Abu Dhabi to make the deal. Baitz will write the … Read More »

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R.I.P. Arthur Laurents

By | Thursday May 5, 2011 @ 4:54pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Arthur Laurents, one of the great Broadway writers and directors and best known for West Side Story, Gypsy and the film The Way We Were, has passed away. He was 93 and died in his sleep. Despite his age, he … Read More »

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In Other Film Deals…

Mike Fleming

New York Post’s theater columnist Michael Riedel broke a story this morning about Barbra Streisand’s formative plans to star in and direct a screen adaptation of the musical Gypsy. The New York Times’ rival theater guy Patrick Healy has … Read More »

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