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  • Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Splitting Up on Bigscreen (EXCLUSIVE)

    Longtime writing and producing partners Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are parting ways in their filmmaking endeavors after nearly a decade together. The pair have worked on some of Hollywood's biggest franchise films including "The Amazing Spider-Man 2,"...
  • After 'Lego Movie' mania, more toy-based films are coming

    The monster success of "The Lego Movie," which took in $69.1 million over its opening weekend, has Hollywood scanning the aisles of toy stores, looking for the next hit.  In recent years, several film series based on action figures and other children'...
  • Barbie coming to the big screen in live-action comedy for Sony

    Barbie is going from the toy store shelf to the silver screen. The iconic blond-haired, blue-eyed doll will be featured in an coming live-action comedy, Sony Pictures and Mattel announced Wednesday. Production for the movie, which Sony sees as its...
  • Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin Heading to 'Driftless Area'

    In a pre-Cannes move, Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Ciaran Hinds and Alia Shawkat are starring in dark comedy "The Driftless Area" from Unified Pictures and Bron Studios. The project is adapated from Tom Drury's novel of the same title,...
  • Paramount Joins MGM On 'Ben-Hur' Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

    Having already worked together on the forthcoming "Hercules," Paramount and MGM look ready to join forces on another famous character. Sources tell Variety Paramount will co-produce and distribute MGM's upcoming remake of "Ben-Hur." Timur Bekmambetov ("...
  • 'Pitch Perfect' Producers Heating Up Sci-Fier 'Snowfall' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gold Circle Films has come on board science-fiction horror vehicle "Snowfall," joining producers Benderspink and Evan Astrowsky. Clark Baker is directing from a script by Brooks Elms and Glenn Sanders. Film centers on a a group of Chicago residents...
  • Mark Strong to Play Sacha Baron Cohen's Secret Agent Brother in 'Grimsby'

    Mark Strong is in negotiations to play the suave secret agent brother of Sacha Baron Cohen in Sony's spy action comedy "Grimsby." Louis Leterrier is directing the pic, which follows a British Black Ops agent who is forced to go on the run with his long-...
  • Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to produce new version of 'Ben-Hur'

    Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to produce new version of 'Ben-Hur'
    It’s been 55 years since Charlton Heston's “Ben-Hur” hit theaters. Now Mark Burnett and Roma Downey--and the current faith-based multiplex moment--will give us another one. “The Bible” producers said Friday that they will...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • CNN Films' Documentary 'Ivory Tower' Gets Distribution

    Participant Media, Paramount and Samuel Goldwyn Films will distribute CNN Films' "Ivory Tower," which premiered at Sundance. Andrew Rossi's film will have a June theatrical release in the U.S. through Samuel Goldwyn Films. Following the theatrical...
  • For the record

    "Noah": In the March 13 Calendar section, an article about the film "Noah" said that the National Religious Broadcasters threatened to boycott the film unless Paramount Pictures added a disclaimer to the film's marketing materials. The NRB says it did not...
  • 'Hercules' trailer: Dwayne Johnson labors in a loincloth

    'Hercules' trailer: Dwayne Johnson labors in a loincloth
    Many fearsome beasts are on display in the new trailer for Brett Ratner's "Hercules," including the impervious Nemean lion, the multi-headed serpent the Hydra and the three-headed hellhound Cerberus. But the most formidable of them all is the titular...