According to Variety, there are several new projects in the works from the Weinstein Co.:
  • The Weinstein boys are in talks with Lasse Hallström (who helmed The Shipping News and Chocolat) to direct Rain in Spain, which may star the enchanting Penelope Cruz.
  • Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, is being brought on to direct Solomon Grundy, based on a Dan Gooch book which is described as a literary fantasy novel based on the classic poem. The book has been adapted for the screen by Robert Nelson Jacobs, who is also working on the Marvel Comics adaptation of Werewolf By Night.
  • Shooting will commence this spring on an as yet unnamed musical from Rob Marshall, who brought Chicago to the big screen and Annie to the small.
  • As previously reported, The Great Debaters will be directed by Denzel Washington. The IMDB describes the story as, "A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship."
  • Commencing shooting next spring in South Africa will be The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency from Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley). Based on the novel by Alexander McCall Smith, this is the tale of the first female detective in Botswana.
  • And it seems that the modern superhero film has been around long enough to warrant its own parody (My Super Ex-Girlfrienddoesn't count as it was a comedy, but not a parody). No real details available, but the title will be Superhero!

[via Coming Soon]

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