Nip/Tuck creator Evan Mitchell has been hired to adapt the play Dirty Tricks, as a vehicle for Meryl Streep. Streep will play Martha Mitchell, wife of Nixon chief of staff John Mitchell. Annette Benning, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jill Claybugh are also set to star.
Gary Oldman will star in The Backwoods, a bilingual thriller produced by Spanish company Filmax Entertainment.
On the Outs director Lori Silverbush has been hired to helm Bluesman, a coming-of-age tale based on a novel by Andre Dubus. Dubus also wrote the source material behind House of Sand and Fog.
Weinstein ratings drama not withstanding, Robert Koehler calls The Great Raid an "overlong march [that] will bore all but the most nobly patriotic of auds, making a quick retreat to vid bivouacs."
Stephen Woolley's Brian Jones biopic, ten years in the making, will premiere at Toronto before hitting UK screens this fall - just in time to coincide with the latest North American Rolling Stones tour.