Clint Eastwood has cast Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford and Adam Beach in Flags of Our Fathers, his next directorial project, to be co-produced by Steven Spielberg. They'll begin shooting in August.
Julian Schnabel plans to direct The Lonely Doll, about children's author Dore Wright's unusual relationship with her mother. The 80's art star-turned-filmmaker will co-produce with Christine Vachon for her Killer FIlms.
Mike DeLuca will produce a still-untitled thriller from a pitch by Scott Rosenberg. The film will track a thief pressed by Pentagon official into pulling a heist aboard the Orient Express. The project is set up at Sony.
Disney is teaming with Sprint to launch the first nationwide wireless phone service targeted directly to families. They'll call it ... wait for it ... Disney Mobile.
"Although history is full of examples of highly
intelligent directors who have made frightening mass-audience films,
it's still tempting to suggest [Walter] Salles' sensibility may simply be too
refined for such elemental fare." Todd McCarthy takes a shot at explaining why Dark Water doesn't quite come off.