Fox and Universal have made a final deal with Microsoft over the Halo movie. They'll pay Bill Gates and friends $5 millon against 10% of the gross, and the film will premiere in 2007.
Anna Paquin is packing up her mutant suit and heading for more heady territory (she *is* and Oscar winner, remember?) She'll star alongside Matt Damon Mark Ruffalo in Margaret, to be directed from Kenneth Lonergan from his own script, about a New York teen dealing with her role in a terrrible accident. The picture starts shooting in Manhattan next month.
Jodie Foster is totally back. With Flightplan soon in theaters, and Spike Lee's Inside Man in production, she's adding yet another new project to her slate: The Brave One. Foster will play "a woman who struggles to recover from a brutal
attack and sets out on a dark, psychological and physical journey for
revenge and justice."