Film Production News – Bits & Pieces

  • Reece Witherspoon & Ryan Reynolds are signed up to play a couple in ‘BIG EYES’. It’s the story of the artist couple in the 70’s who made the Big Eyed Children pictures.
  • Julie Dash has been signed to direct TUPELO 77 – a drama of Small town Mississippi people trying to overcome their problems.
  • Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill, Grand Canyon) is on board to adapt the thriller STAY CLOSE by Harlan Coben into a feature film
  • CRIME AFTER CRIME, the TV documentary is to be adapted into a feature film
  • Jan De Bont (Twister, Speed, Speed 2) returns to the directors chair to remake Johnny Cash’s FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE
  • Diane Kruger rumoured to join the cast of THE HOST
  • BRIDESMAIDS 2 looks unlikely
  • WOLF CREEK 2 goes into production next month in Australia
  • BANE’s voice in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is being ‘enhanced’ so people can actually understand what he’s saying
  • P.J. Hogans MENTAL  starring Toni Collette is in post production
  • The Australian musical comedy THE SAPPHIRES with Deborah Mailman is currently in post production
  • Miro Bilbrough’s VENICE is in post production
  • The telemovie MABO based on the life of Eddie Koiki Mabo, is in production with Deborah Mailman