Make a Wish! "Genie" to Spread Movie Magic...Again! 


Walden Media is set to update the classic genie story! This time, it's going to be a buddy comedy! Randi Mayem Singer is writing the script, and Jordan Kerner will be producing through his Kerner Entertainment production.

Singer has worked with Walden for the upcoming Fox fantasy "The Tooth Fairy" starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Julie Andrews, and Billy Crystal. The "Mrs. Doubtfire" scriptwriter is also penning "Big Momma's House 3."

Kerner has produced for Walden with Paramount's "Charlotte's Web." He is currently in pre-production for Sony's "Smurfs."

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Darren Aronofsky to Direct and Produce Real-Life Heist Thriller! 


The $85 million robbery at the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, England in February 2006 is going to be an indie heist thriller from director and producer Darren Aronofsky.

Kerry Williamson will write the script adapted from Jon Wertheim's Sports Illustrated magazine article "Breaking the Bank" and Howard Sounes' nonfiction book "Heist: The Inside Story of the World's Biggest Robbery."

To know more about this intriguing true-life story, watch the stories below:





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Archie Comics Gets Hollywood Agent! 


Archie Comics Publications has made a pact with CAA. The agency, which brokered many Mattel film and TV productions, is now going to take care of famous Archie Comics brands such as Archie & Friends, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Cosmo the Merry Martian, Super Duck, and Dotty and Ditto.

Hollywood is hungry for established brands, hence, the Archie Comics deal.

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Get Ready for "Enron" the Movie! 


Columbia Pictures has acquired screen rights to "Enron," the play, for a high six-figure deal!

The studio is going to turn the stage production, written by Lucy Prebble, into a big-screen adaptation! The play is a drama about the rise and fall of the Texas energy company.

Prebble will adapt her own play and Laura Ziskin will be producing.

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Producers Guild of America Expands Nominations to 10 Films! 


Similar to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, the Producers Guild of America has expanded nominations for its top feature film category to 10!

The Darryl F. Zanuck producer of the year award will be expanded from 5 to 10.

PGA president Marshall Herskovitz says, "The PGA board approved the expansion of our best-produced picture category nominations to support our colleagues at the Academy, but also because we feel it better represents the unprecedented diversity of films being produced today."

Nominations for the Producers Guild of America award will be announced January 5th. The ceremony will take place January 24th at the Hollywood Palladium.

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