EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck has returned to CAA. Henckel von Donnersmarck blazed on the scene after the German filmmaker wrote and directed 2006′s The Lives Of Others, which won him the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and generated $77 million at the worldwide box office on a $3 million budget. A bright man who speaks five languages, he was expected to soar in Hollywood, but that ascent has been a slow one. He has bounced in and out of numerous project since then, and directed the Angelina Jolie-Johnny Depp film The Tourist, which disappointed in the U.S. comparative to that star power but grossed a solid $278 million worldwide. He had most recently been at UTA.
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has acquired the Olen Steinhauer series of books The Tourist, Nearest Exit and An American Spy, and the studio has attached Doug Liman to direct. Liman will produce with Dave Bartis, his partner in Hypnotic. Matt Corman and Chris Ord, co-creators and executive producers of Covert Affairs, will write the script. Liman and Bartis produce the USA Network series. The books revolve around Milo Weaver, a burned-out spy for a clandestine U.S. intelligence agency that battles global organized crime, terrorists and the like. Just when he has finally found some happiness, an investigation into the death of a hired killer he’d been hunting threatens to ruin everything.
‘The Tourist’ Tanks Despite Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie; ‘Narnia 3D’ Opens Very Weak #1; ‘The Fighter’ & ‘Black Swan’ Strong
SUNDAY PM/MONDAY AM - 7TH UPDATE: Did the Midwest blizzards depress box office? Well, not a single studio exec mentioned it to me, and usually they’ll hide behind any excuse… Here are the Top 10 North American movie grosses for Friday and Saturday and Sunday. Both Walden/Fox’s The Chronicles Of Narnia: The …