Warren Beatty’s Untitled Howard Hughes Pic Finally Takes Flight Financed By Billionaire Boys’ Club; Ehrenreich, Collins To Star In Love Story; Bening And Broderick Also In

Warren-BeattyjpgEXCLUSIVE: It took two decades, but it’s finally getting off the ground thanks to billionaires Ron Burkle and Steve Bing, Windsor Media’s Terry Semel, Arnon Milchan’s New Regency and James Packer’s and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment. The heavies have come together to finance Warren Beatty’s long-gestating Howard Hughes-based project. The roughly $26.7M production, which Beatty will direct and star in as Hughes, will revolve around Hughes’ assistant (Alden Ehrenreich, Beautiful Creatures) and his love interest (Lily Collins, Mirror, Mirror). New Regency, Beatty and Ratner are producing, with Packer executive producing. Regency will handle foreign through Fox. Bing, BurkleThey’ve already shot a small amount of film on the picture, but it starts rolling in earnest today. Beatty’s wife Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick and other surprises are expected (a la Jack Nicholson, maybe? One can only hope). The focus of the film is the love story of the two younger characters. Read More »

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Steve Bing Donates $30M To MPTF

By | Thursday September 20, 2012 @ 10:59am PDT

Los Angeles, CA, (September 20, 2012) – Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) today announced that Producer/Philanthropist Steve Bing has confirmed his commitment of a $30 million legacy gift towards the MPTF Campaign goal of $350 million being led

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Josh Olson Scripts ‘Tabloid’ For Mick Jagger And Steve Bing

By | Monday September 26, 2011 @ 12:42pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: A History of Violence scribe Josh Olson has been set to write Tabloid, the working title of an adult thriller that is being fashioned as a potential starring vehicle for Mick Jagger. Jagger had the idea for the film, … Read More »

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John Fusco Takes His Shot At Early Elvis

By | Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 10:52am PST
Mike Fleming

Screenwriter John Fusco has taken on the job of adapting Peter Guralnick’s Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, the book that Fox has been trying to pull together for more than a decade. Steve Bing is producing … Read More »

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Kevin Macdonald Jamming On Bob Marley Docu

By | Wednesday February 2, 2011 @ 1:13pm PST
Mike Fleming

Kevin Macdonald has signed on to direct Marley, a film about the late activist reggae singer. On the docu front, Macdonald directed the Oscar winning One Day In September and Touching the Void. Marley is a coproduction between Tuff Gong … Read More »

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