Ferrell, Wahlberg join ‘The B Team’

Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired “The B Team,” a spec pitch package for an Adam McKay-directed action comedy that will team Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as cops, Variety writes. Chris Henchy and McKay will write the script. Pic will be a co-production between Gary Sanchez Prods. and Mosaic. Sony has not set a release […]

Mickey Rourke to star in ‘St. Vincent’

Mickey Rourke will star in indie drama “St. Vincent,” directed by Walter Hill for Occupant Films and Secret Handshake Entertainment. Production’s slated to begin later this year. Keith Calder, Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino of Occupant and Dena Hysell and Joe Gressis of Secret Handshake will produce the film. “St. Vincent,” scripted by Cameron Young, […]

Aniston and Bateman Get Together For The Baster

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman have signed on for the comedy The Baster, in which Bateman’s character dupes Aniston’s character into having his child. The directors of Blades of Glory, Will Speck and Josh Gordon, will direct. Curiously, the script is adapted from a short story by Jeffrey Eugenides, who wrote the book Virgin Suicides […]

Orlando Bloom Set For The Cross

Orlando Bloom, Vincent Cassel (“Eastern Promises”) and Olga Kurylenko (“Quantum of Solace”) will topline “The Cross,” to be directed by Andrew Niccol (“Lord of War” ). Set in a border town, “Cross” returns Niccol — Oscar-nommed for writing “The Truman Show” — to his favorite domain: the near future. Bloom plays a man seeking to […]

Al Pacino to play ‘King Lear’

Al Pacino is to be crowned King Lear in a new film adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy, it has been announced. “King Lear” has been filmed several times with Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles and Paul Scofield among those in the title role. Michael Radford is to direct the film, his second Shakespearean effort with Pacino […]