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McCarthy's 'Road' warriors: 2929, Dimension

19 September 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NEW YORK -- Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's 2929 Prods. is gearing up for an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Road.

Dimension Films is in final negotiations to distribute the apocalyptic thriller in North America.

The film, based on McCarthy's 2006 best-seller, centers on a father who walks alone with his son through a ravaged postwar American landscape in search of civilization. While Viggo Mortensen has been attached to play the lead role, no deal is in place, and his participation had not been decided by press time.

John Hillcoat (The Proposition) will direct from a script adapted by Joe Penhall. Marc Butan, Wagner and Cuban will exec produce through 2929, and Nick Wechsler (North Country), Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz will serve as producers. The feature is scheduled to begin production in January, and 2929 will handle all international sales and distribution.

Road was the April 2007 Oprah's Book Club selection, gaining McCarthy an even broader audience. »

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D'Works has an 'Eye' for Monaghan

9 August 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michelle Monaghan has signed on to star opposite Shia LaBeouf in DreamWorks' actioner Eagle Eye.

D.J. Caruso, who helmed the LaBeouf starrer Disturbia, will helm Eagle Eye, which revolves around a young man (LaBeouf) and a single mother (Monaghan) who are framed as terrorists and forced to become members of a cell with plans to carry out a political assassination.

Hillary Seitz penned the most recent draft.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing through their DreamWorks-based shingle alongside Pat Crowley and Ed McDonnell.

The film will mark Monaghan's second movie with DreamWorks. She recently starred opposite Ben Stiller in The Heartbreak Kid, which will bow in the fall. Her film credits include Mission: Impossible III, North Country, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and the upcoming Gone Baby Gone and Made of Honor.

She is repped by Endeavor, D/F Management and attorney Steve Warren. »

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Heard joins Dgg's 'Express'

30 April 2007 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- She's got the upcoming All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and The Beautiful Ordinary on track and now she's boarding The Pineapple Express - David Gordon Green's big studio film.Amber Heard (Friday Night Lights, North Country and Alpha Dog) will be joining the Columbia Pictures project scripted by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, this follows a pair of toking buddies who get mixed up with a drug gang. Heard will play Rogen's girlfriend who makes him promise to give up the wacky tobacky. She later discovers he lied to her. Personally I like how Gordon Green casts young actresses and creates believable young female characters from Zooey Deschanel in All the Real Girls to Olivia Thirlby in the to be released in 08' Snow Angels. »

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Heard has 'Pineapple' in pipeline

30 April 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Amber Heard has a ticket for The Pineapple Express, the Columbia Pictures comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

The story follows two toking pals (Rogen, Franco) who get mixed up with a drug gang. Heard will play Rogen's girlfriend who makes him promise to give up the wacky tobacky. She later discovers he lied to her.

David Gordon Green is directing, while Judd Apatow and Shauna Robertson produce.

Heard, who appeared as the young Charlize Theron in North Country, next stars in Kevin Williamson's CW series Hidden Palms, which premieres May 30. She also stars as the title character in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, a horror movie from the Weinstein Co.

She is repped by Endeavor, Hyler Management and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen.

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'Sky' is falling to Caro

28 March 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NEW YORK -- Niki Caro will adapt and direct Ken Dornstein's memoir The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky for producer Richard Suckle and Mosaic Media Group's Charles Roven for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Caro, who directed the critically acclaimed films Whale Rider and North Country, will tell the story of Dornstein's brother David, who died with 269 others in the 1988 Pam Am Flight 103 airline terrorist bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.

The film also will follow the story of Ken Dornstein, who learns more about his older brother and comes to terms with the tragedy after discovering hundreds of thousands of words that David, a promising writer, left behind.

Caro, who is at work on the script, will set the film in the present and past through flashbacks. "I'm pretty compelled by material that's real and human," she said. "It looks at the emotional consequences of terrorism, but not in a political way."

"Sky" also is a personal story for Suckle, who has been friends with the book's author for 25 years and brought the project to Warners. »

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