Who Movie, Leo Waiting for Bell: Variety in 60 Seconds
Posted May 27, 2005
Leonardo DiCaprio wants to star in For Whom the Bell Tolls, but he's waiting for Warner Brothers to hire a director before officially signing up.
Robert Koehler says Lords of Dogtown's skateboarding scenes rule, but the film is a "wipeout once the pic skids into melodrama and an overly schematic sense of how success tore the group apart."
Miramax distribution chief Mike Ruditsky will follow Bob n' Harvey to their new company on September 30. The three will over see the release of a handful of Miramax films before they go, including Proof and Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm.
Oscar winning documentarian Murray Lerner will direct a Roger Daltrey/Pete Townsend sanctioned Who doc; the surviving band members are asking fans to contribute any and all archival footage at www.thewhomovie.com
Denzel Washington and Billy Crystal are using their star power to drive up ticket prices on Broadway; unsurprisingly, theatergoers don't mind paying.
FX paid NBC Universal $20 million for four-year exclusive rights on Ray and three other titles.