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16 November 2008 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The NBC project, which she is co-creating with the network and Universal Media Studios, will be based on an original idea of Cusack's. John Markus ("The Larry Sanders Show") is serving as writer/executive producer, while Cusack will produce with Julie Yen.
"Acceptance," based on the novel by Susan Coll, is a dramedy that centers on an overachieveing high school student (Whitman) dealing with the stress of her senior year and applying to college. Complicating things is the fact that her parents are splitting up, and her mother (Cusack) is focused on getting her daughter into a top school so she's better able to find a husband.
Sanaa Hamri ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2") is directing from a script »
- By Kimberly Nordyke
More IMDb casting this morning as they report that Beatrice Miller, Ulrich Thomsen (The Substitute), Tom Kemp (Shuttle) and Jamie Harold (The Last Winter). Pablo Schreiber, Dallas Roberts (The Factory), Tom Riis Farrell, among many others, have joined Josh Lucas, Brian Cox and Lena Headey in Michael Cuesta's Tell-tale. The film is now in post-production after lensing last April in Rhode Island. Inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe story "The Tell-Tale Heart," the contemporized adaptation sees Lucas starring as a single father whose recently transplanted heart leads him on a frantic search to find the donor's killer before a similar fate befalls him. »
The IMDb now has the full cast for Dark Castle and Warner Bros. Pictures' The Factory. Joining John Cusack (1408) is Dallas Roberts, Sonya Walger (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Mae Whitman (Boogeyman 2), Katherine Waterston, Mageina Tovah, Cindy Sampson, Conrad Pla, Michael Trevino and Cas Anvar. In the film, Cusack will play an obsessed cop who, with his partner, is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. When his teenage daughter disappears, the cop drops any professional restraint and goes all out to get the killer. The film was directed by Morgan O'Neill and is looking for a spring 2009 release. »
17 September 2008 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Changes are afoot at Silver Pictures as it enters preproduction on "Sherlock Holmes."
Executive Navid McIlhargey is leaving the company for a post a Regency, Arnon Milchan's production and finance company. McIlhargey, who joined the company in 2004, asked to get out of his contract, which ran until September 2009, and Joel Silver granted the request.
Also up in the air is the future of Susan Downey, the executive vp of Silver Pictures and co-president of Silver's genre label Dark Castle Entertainment who oversees much of the day-to-day at the Warner Bros.-based shingle. Downey's contract also is up in February 2009, and she has made it known she is looking to begin "a new chapter in her life," according to insiders, ensuring a redefining of her relationship with Silver.
There is speculation that Downey will team with her husband, Robert Downey Jr., to form a production shingle, though the company declined comment. »
- By Borys Kit
It’s almost time for The Dark Knight. We’ve almost made it. Not long now. However, in the meantime here’s a new Weekend Movie News Wrap Up to keep you preoccupied.
1. Warner Brothers’ Where the Wild Things Are isn’t out of the woods yet. The $80 million Spike Jones film has been pulled from the WB release schedule. The film was originally supposed to open this October, but after a test screening went haywire (kids crying and terrified at children’s film is never a good thing) the release was then shifted to October 2009, but now it’s appears to be going under some major retooling.
Warner Brothers Big Cheese Alan Horn (that is his »
- Niall Browne
5 items from 2008
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