His wife, Oscar-nominated “M*A*S*H” actress Sally Kellerman, announced the news on Facebook earlier this week. Her manager, Bruce Tufeld, also confirmed Krane’s death to Variety.
“So sorry to report the sudden passing on Monday of my beloved husband Jonathan D. Krane,” Kellerman wrote. “Thankfully our twins Jack and Hannah are both with me. I am totally devastated.”
Krane founded Management Company Entertainment Group (McEg) in the late ’80s, which quickly rocketed to success with the 1989 release of “Look Who’s Talking,” which was directed by Amy Heckerling. It starred Travolta as a cab driver who starts dating a woman played by Kirstie Alley, the mother of a snarky, troublesome toddler, voiced by Bruce Willis.
“Looking Who’s Talking
Jeffrey Greenstein and his partner Charles Wilk, who headed the Quellos Group, had initially pleaded not guilty, but have now admitted the tax scheme they called Point generated some $9.6 billion in fake business losses to offset the capital gains of wealthy clients like Saban.
The government said it was cheated out of $240 million in taxes. The two men could get up to six years in prison, and no less than two years under their plea agreement.
In addition Greenstein has to pay the IRS $6.4 million and Wilk $600,000 on the day they are sentenced. In addition, prior to sentencing, they must address students at their former universities on ethics. Greenstein will speak at the
The story, scripted by Trent Cooper, Jonathan Krane and Nichole Beatty, centers on a humble inventor who becomes an egomaniacal billionaire. He spends eight years in federal prison and loses it all when one of his inventions went wrong. Upon his return, he discovers his ex-wife has spent his fortune and remarried.
Camilla Belle, Heather Graham and Craig Robison are all on board.
Cooper will be directing, while Scott Lumpkin will exec produce. Spacey and Dana Brunetti will produce through their Trigger Streets Productions, according to Variety.
Trent Cooper will be directing the screenplay that he co-wrote with Jonathan Krane and Nichole Beatty.
The story centers on a humble inventor-turned-egomaniacal billionaire who loses it all when one of his inventions goes horribly awry. After eight years in federal prison, he returns bankrupt, homeless and determined to rebuild his reputation and fortune.
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That’s what the premise of the upcoming comedy Father of Invention sounds like to us, although it probably doesn’t help that Kevin Spacey, who recently played Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, is among the ensemble cast. Spacey plays an inventor-turned-billionaire and world-class egotist who serves a prison term after one of his inventions (Let’s guess which one it was: Giant robot? Orbiting death ray beam? Super-intelligent android with a heart made of Kryptonite?) goes crazy.
After being released from the slammer, the character tries to rebuild his fortune as well as repair his fractured relationship with family members—the latter proving much trickier. According to The Hollywood Reporter,
The story follows a humble inventor-turned-egomaniacal billionaire (Spacey) who spends eight years in prison when one of his inventions goes awry. Upon release, he is seeks to rebuild his reputation and fortune but finds that easier than salvaging his relationship with his family.
Robinson will play the husband of the former billionaire's ex-wife who now lives in his house and drives his car and helps Spacey get back on his feet after he gets out of prison.
Belle will play his daughter, a social worker hesitant to trust her father, while Graham is her lesbian roommate who sleeps with the father. Knoxville will play a store manager who hires Spacey's character after his prison stint.
Dana Brunetti, Jonathan Krane
The story, written by Cooper, Jonathan Krane and Nichole Beattie, centers on a humble inventor that turns into an egomaniacal billionaire. He loses all his fortune when one of his inventions goes horribly wrong. He must rebuild his life after being released from prison.
As per Variety, the actor will be producing along with his Trigger Street Productions partner Dana Brunetti. Krane and Ken Barbet will co-produce, while Scott Lumpkin exec produces.
Spacey has three films lined-up for this year. He has lent his voice in the sci-fi thriller "Moon," which will be distributed in June; he joins an ensemble cast in the indie drama "Shrink;" and he will star alongside George Clooney in the novel-based
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