Hutton stars in 'The Dark Half,' Romero's new Pittsburgh horror


Films going into production:

"The Dark Half," shooting in Pittsburgh. Horror maven George Romero exec produces, writes and directs this chiller starring Tim Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker and Julie Harris. Hutton plays an author whose life, along with his murderous subjects, is shown in detail.

"The Linguini Incident," shooting in New York and Los Angeles. Rosanna Arquette heads an eccentric cast (David Bowie, Marlee Matlin and Shelley Winters) in an equally quirky scenario. Arquette is a waitress, with aspirations as an escape artist, who deals with life, stress and unusual characters in the big city. Director is Richard Shepard.

"Soapdish," shooting in New York. Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Downey Jr. and Elisabeth Shue all star in this look at a soap star who finds herself being unceremoniously shoved out of the limelight by much younger competition. Director Michael Hoffman. Screenwriter Robert Harling.

"29th Street," shooting in Wilmington, N.C. Danny Aiello and hot newcomer Anthony LaPaglia combine their streetwise talents in this father-son relationship saga set in the meanest of boulevards. Director-screenwriter George Gallo Jr.

"Pirates, (tentative title). shooting in Chicago and Los Angeles. Kevin Bacon and offscreen spouse Kyra Sedgwick star in this comedy about a couple who seem to ignite catastrophic fires every time they make love. Director-screenwriter Noah Stern.

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