- Looks like Disney lost Tribeca in the divorce; Bob and Harvey Weinstein have leased new office space in the triangle below Canal for the launch of their new company. The Weinstein Company's production offices will live at 345 Hudson Street, whilst the brothers themselves have bought back office space at the Tribeca Film Center. Meanwhile, Disney is shopping in Soho for Miramax's new home.
- Venetian polititians want Lasse Hallstrom's new film (no, not his old-new film) Cassanova, starring Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller,to screen outdoors when it premieres at the Venice Film Festival next month, but distributor Beuna Vista is worried about piracy. Which is in the running for the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
- We know you've been waiting with bated breath for Ashlee Simpson's breakout film, but Robert Koehler thinks you better exhale: "Undiscovered could not tread on more exhaustively discovered territoryWhat may have been originally conceived as a significant project has ended up pallid and will quickly exit from theatrical gigs."
- As Martha just reported, Steve Carell is likely going to star in the Bruce Almighty sequel. Now Variety is reporting that the actor, who was only paid half a million dollars to star in The 40 Year-Old Virgin, will take home at least 10 times that much should the deal go through.