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Bridget Moynahan Joins TNT's Bunker Hill

TNT has a way with female movie stars.

The network's latest big-screen recruit is Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot, The Sum of All Fears), who will be joining Donnie Wahlberg in Jerry Bruckheimer's drama pilot Bunker Hill, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Tom Brady's ex and baby momma will play the widow of a police officer and sister-in-law to Wahlberg's Mike Moriarty, a Boston cop who is working to protect the streets he grew up on from crime and corruption ...
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Byrne joins Cage in 'Knowing'

Byrne joins Cage in 'Knowing'
NEW YORK -- Rose Byrne has landed the lead role opposite Nicolas Cage in the sci-fi thriller Knowing for Summit Entertainment and Escape Artists.

Byrne will play the daughter of a woman who buried a 1962 time capsule bearing the dates of the assassinations of historical figures, the hotel fire death of the wife of a professor (Cage) and an imminent world apocalypse. After the professor discovers its contents and alerts her, the initially skeptical Byrne begins remembering strange incidents from her childhood.

Alex Proyas (I, Robot) will direct the screenplay by Ryne Douglas Pearson, with script revisions by Juliet Snowden, Stiles White, Stuart Hazeldine and Proyas. Escape's Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch will produce with Topher Dow. Norm Golightly and David Bloomfield are exec producers.

Summit will fully finance and distribute the film, with Erik Feig and Jean Song overseeing the project for the studio. Production is set to begin March 25 in Melbourne, Australia.

Baby Drama for Moynahan

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New mum Bridget Moynahan had to give up her plans for a natural birth in hospital on Wednesday after difficulties developed towards the end of her pregnancy, according to U.S. reports. The I, Robot star delivered her first child, a baby boy, at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California after medics were forced to perform a caesarean section. Sources tell American magazine In Touch Weekly, Moynahan's baby was in a "transverse lie," leaving her doctor with no alternative. Despite the last minute concerns, the actress' spokeswoman says, "Mother and baby are doing well." Meanwhile, In Touch reports that the baby's father, American football star Tom Brady, missed the birth by minutes. Brady, who split from Moynahan in December, reportedly arrived at the hospital carrying a large bunch of orchids and white flowers shortly after 2pm - just minutes too late.

Moynahan Becomes a Mom

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Actress Bridget Moynahan is a new mom after giving birth to her first child. The I, Robot star went into labor in Los Angeles on Wednesday with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the baby's father, by her side. The couple split in December after dating for three years. Brady is now dating supermodel Gisele Bundchen. American footballer Brady is reportedly taking a break from his sporting career and his romance with Bundchen to enjoy fatherhood.

Will Smith Tops Power List

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Will Smith Tops Power List
Two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith is the most powerful actor on the planet, according to an annual list by America's Newsweek magazine. The Independence Day hunk has eclipsed last year's winner Tom Cruise and previous regular winner Tom Hanks. Newsweek spoke to a host of studio chiefs and film producers anonymously for fear of offending other stars. Smith was chosen because of his huge box office success and his ability to tackle any genre - sci-fi I, Robot, action comedy Men In Black or drama The Pursuit Of Happyness. Following behind was Johnny Depp at two, Ben Stiller at three, Brad Pitt at four and Cruise at five.

Moynahan's Rep Hits Back at Weight Loss Speculation

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Actress Bridget Moynahan's representative has dismissed reports her client is rapidly losing weight to compete with her ex-boyfriend's rumored new love Gisele Bundchen. The I, Robot star's three-year relationship with American football player Tom Brady ended in December and he's since been linked to the supermodel. Friends now fear Moynahan is spending too much time in the gym in a bid to compete with the Brazilian beauty, telling the New York Daily News, "She's depressed. We were worried about her before, but she's just gotten too thin. It's unhealthy. She's spending all of her free time at the gym. If Gisele Bundchen were dating your ex-boyfriend, wouldn't you be depressed too?" However, Moynahan's representative tells the newspaper, "There has been no change in the actress' weight. She is happy and healthy."

Moynahan and Brady Split

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I, Robot actress Bridget Moynahan and American football player Tom Brady have split after dating for three years. The 35-year-old beauty, best known for playing Mr. Big's wife Natasha in seasons two and three of Sex And The City, released a statement through her publicist on Thursday. The statement reads, "They amicably ended their three-year relationship several weeks ago. We ask for your respect and consideration of their privacy. No further comments will be made." Brady, 29, is the quarterback for the New England Patriots and was voted one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People four years ago. Moynahan was most recently seen in ABC drama Six Degrees and will co-star in upcoming thriller Prey.

Buddha biopic on horizon

Indian telecommunications mogul Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi will finance an epic feature on the life of Buddha, based on the best-selling book Old Path White Clouds by renowned Buddhist Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. The $120 million English-language film -- to be executive produced by Modi under the auspices of Buddha Films, a subsidiary of his Mcorp Global -- will be one of the most expensive films shot in India. It is Modi's first foray into film-making. I, Robot executive producers Michel Shane and Anthony Romano have signed on to produced the film. Principal photography is expected to start in November in the U.S., Japan, China and India.

Buddha biopic on horizon

Indian telecommunications mogul Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi will finance an epic feature on the life of Buddha, based on the best-selling book Old Path White Clouds by renowned Buddhist Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. The $120 million English-language film -- to be executive produced by Modi under the auspices of Buddha Films, a subsidiary of his Mcorp Global -- will be one of the most expensive films shot in India. It is Modi's first foray into film-making. I, Robot executive producers Michel Shane and Anthony Romano have signed on to produced the film. Principal photography is expected to start in November in the U.S., Japan, China and India.

Buddha biopic on horizon

Indian telecommunications mogul Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi will finance an epic feature on the life of Buddha, based on the best-selling book Old Path White Clouds by renowned Buddhist Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. The $120 million English-language film -- to be executive produced by Modi under the auspices of Buddha Films, a subsidiary of his Mcorp Global -- will be one of the most expensive films shot in India. It is Modi's first foray into film-making. I, Robot executive producers Michel Shane and Anthony Romano have signed on to produced the film. Principal photography is expected to start in November in the U.S., Japan, China and India.

Channel 4 signs up for 20th Century Fox films

Channel 4 signs up for 20th Century Fox films
LONDON -- 20th Century Fox Television Distribution announced its biggest-ever U.K. movie output deal Thursday, signing a long-term agreement for free and digital rights with Channel 4 in the U.K. Staving off competition from ITV, Five and the BBC, Channel 4 has secured rights to the Fox movie slate through 2008 in addition to such titles as The Day After Tomorrow, I, Robot, Dodgeball, Alien vs. Predator and Sideways. The £100 million-plus deal earned criticism from British producers trade body PACT, which said publicly owned Channel 4 should invest its cash in British content. The deal was concluded by Steve Cornish, senior vp and European managing director at 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, Europe, and Channel 4 director of acquisitions Jeff Ford.

Watts is Fox's new exec vp production

20th Century Fox has upped Emma Watts to executive vp production, the studio said Wednesday. Watts, whose focus has been on tentpole films, is overseeing several such projects, including Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum, which starts shooting next month, and James Cameron's long-awaited return to the big screen, an as-yet-titled sci-fi thriller, which begins principal photography next month. She also is shepherding the TV-to-big-screen adaptation of Comedy Central's Reno 911!: Miami, which starts shooting Monday; a remake of the 1950 sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still; a sequel to the Will Smith hit I, Robot; and a remake of Fox's 1982 comedy 9 to 5.

Bowen, Godfrey venture into prod'n

UTA partner Marty Bowen and Davis Entertainment president Wyck Godfrey have formed a production venture and have inked a three-year, first-look deal with New Line Cinema. In a related development, Robbie Brenner has exited her senior vp post at 20th Century Fox to join Davis Entertainment as executive vp production, though she will not assume Godfrey's duties because he is staying with Davis until May, when his contract expires. The deal marks something of a homecoming for Godfrey, who was with New Line from 1991-95 as a director of development. He has spent the past nine years at Davis Entertainment, signing on in 1997 as executive vp production. His producing credits at Davis include Behind Enemy Lines, Daddy Day Care, I, Robot Flight of the Phoenix and the upcoming When a Stranger Calls and Eragon.

'Smallville' Star Welling's Double Fighting for His Life

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Smallville star Tom Welling's stunt double Chris Sayour is fighting for his life in a Vancouver, Canada hospital after falling from a tower while filming a scene Tuesday. The veteran stunt coordinator accidentally fell almost 40 feet, according to police reports. Sayour, 35, was airlifted to hospital in New Westminster and treated for "multiple fractures and internal injuries," according to a statement. In a statement from the WB network behind the Superman series, bosses write, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Christopher and his family during this difficult time and we wish him a full recovery." Production was halted yesterday after the accident. It was expected to resume yesterday. Police do not suspect foul play. As well as working on Smallville since 2001, Sayour has also worked as a stuntman in films like I, Robot and Three Kings.

Propaganda opens in Beijing and Moscow

Propaganda opens in Beijing and Moscow
Propaganda G.E.M., which orchestrated Nokia's multimillion-dollar product-placement and global promotion for Michael Bay's The Island, opened new offices in Moscow and Beijing this month to bolster its core business of providing worldwide promotional opportunities to advertisers that tie into Hollywood films and TV shows. The new offices bring to 12 the number of Propaganda locations throughout the world, with the others in Hong Kong, Shanghai, London, Madrid, Rome, Geneva, Cairo, Sydney, Los Angeles and Copenhagen, Denmark. Propaganda also put together Audi's much-touted integration and promotion with I, Robot last year as well as Nokia's tie-in with The Matrix. Other clients include Casio, Panasonic, Lamborghini, Lacoste, Bentley and Procter & Gamble in Spain.

Hand Picked cinches rights to 'Black Belt'

Hand Picked Films has acquired intellectual property rights to The Black Belt Club, by children's book author Dawn Barnes. Principles Anthony Romano and Michel Shane, who were exec producers of I, Robot and Catch Me If You Can, paid mid-six figures for the Scholastic graphic novel series about a globe-trotting multicultural karate club. They plan to build and develop a multiplatform franchise based on the children's book series that debuted in the spring. The producers have teamed with Steven Gagnon's Gravity Entertainment to license and merchandise the book into crossmedia platforms, with plans to make an animated television series, direct-to-DVD movies, video games and feature films based around the story line of the 12-book franchise.

ASCAP fetes TV, film composers

ASCAP fetes TV, film composers
Performing rights organization ASCAP saluted the composers of scores for the year's top boxoffice features and television series at its annual Film and Television Music Awards, held Wednesday at the Beverly Hilton. John Debney received ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award for his contribution to film and TV music, and Mark Snow was honored with the Golden Note Award for 20 years of successful scoring. This year's film honorees include Debney, Marco Beltrami (I, Robot), Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles), Jeff Gibbs (Fahrenheit 9/11), James Horner (Troy), James Newton Howard (Collateral, The Village), Gregor Narholz (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie), Randy Newman (Meet the Fockers), Antonio Pinto (additional music for Collateral), John Powell (The Bourne Supremacy), Alan Silvestri (The Polar Express, Van Helsing) and Hans Zimmer (Shark Tale).

ASCAP fetes TV, film composers

ASCAP fetes TV, film composers
Performing rights organization ASCAP saluted the composers of scores for the year's top boxoffice features and television series at its annual Film and Television Music Awards, held Wednesday at the Beverly Hilton. John Debney received ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award for his contribution to film and TV music, and Mark Snow was honored with the Golden Note Award for 20 years of successful scoring. This year's film honorees include Debney, Marco Beltrami (I, Robot), Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles), Jeff Gibbs (Fahrenheit 9/11), James Horner (Troy), James Newton Howard (Collateral, The Village), Gregor Narholz (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie), Randy Newman (Meet the Fockers), Antonio Pinto (additional music for Collateral), John Powell (The Bourne Supremacy), Alan Silvestri (The Polar Express, Van Helsing) and Hans Zimmer (Shark Tale).

Digital Domain's Bernstein exiting after eight years

Nancy Bernstein, Digital Domain's senior vp and executive producer of feature film effects, is leaving after almost a decade at the premier digital effects studio. "I am sorry to see Nancy go; she brought an incredible amount of professionalism, dedication and passion to Digital Domain," founder and CEO-chairman Scott Ross said Tuesday. "I am sure that she will be fabulously successful at whatever she sets out to accomplish next. There are few people in our industry that I admire as much as Nancy." During Bernstein's tenure as head of feature film effects, Digital Domain was nominated for an Academy Award for Alex Proyas' I, Robot. The studio also received two Academy Awards for 1997's Titanic and What Dreams May Come in addition to three Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Awards for the proprietary software programs Nuke, Track and Storm.

Proyas' future holds 'Knowing'

Proyas' future holds 'Knowing'
Alex Proyas is attached to direct Knowing, a supernatural thriller that Columbia-based Escape Artists is producing. Knowing is the story of a man who unearths a 1950s time capsule with children's drawings predicting the future. One set of drawings depicts horrible events that already have come true, but one of the events has not occurred, and the man sets out to prevent it from happening. Ryne Pearson wrote the original draft, which was rewritten by Richard Kelly when the latter was attached to direct. The project does not have a studio home, though one is expected shortly. Producers are Steve Tisch, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and David Alper. Proyas directed the Will Smith starrer I, Robot. The ICM-repped helmer also directed the films Dark City and The Crow.
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