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  • Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford, Joel David Moore Join Gregg Allman Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

    Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford and Joel David Moore have signed on for the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider." The Exchange is selling international rights in Berlin. Shooting is expected to start Feb. 24 in Savannah, Ga. Tyson Ritter, the lead...
  • Jesse Owens Biopic Gets Boost From Family

    The daughter of Olympic athlete Jesse Owens, Marlene Owens Rankin, was at the Berlin Olympic Stadium on Thursday to attend the international sales launch of "Race," the biopic about her father. Variety spoke to her and Stephen Hopkins, the director of the...
  • Berlin: Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Imitation Game' Picked Up by Weinstein Co.

    In a major Berlin sale, the Weinstein Co. has bought U.S. rights to Alan Turing drama "The Imitation Game," with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley starring, for $7 million. Morten Tyldum ("Headhunters") directed the project, based on the life...
  • Berlin: SPWA Takes Int'l Territories on Jason Segel-Jesse Eisenberg's 'End of the Tour'

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has taken all rights in international English-speaking territories, Latin America and other European markets to "The End of the Tour," starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg and directed by James Ponsoldt. Fortitude...
  • Wes Anderson Talks About His 'Grand' Influences

    How do you get to the Grand Budapest Hotel? To be sure you will not find it on Trip Advisor, or on any maps of the region. Ditto the kingdom of Zubrowka, within whose borders it purportedly lies. But if you first travel to that beleaguered republic of...
  • Jesse Owens' Olympic gold medal sells for record $1.4 million

    An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million, SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel reported Sunday. An anonymous person won the online bidding with an offer of $1,466,574, which is the highest price...
  • Disney Laces Up for Jesse Owens Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

    Disney is developing a biopic about American track and field hero Jesse Owens, setting up the project with BermanBraun and Netter Films and attaching Antoine Fuqua to direct. Producers are BermanBraun's Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun and Netter Films' Gil...
  • 20th Century Fox Breaks Ground on Theme Park Business with First Resort in Malaysia

    If you want to ride a Matterhorn-like roller coaster themed around the "Ice Age" movies you'll have to fly to Malaysia. Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground on its first theme park there, appropriately named Twentieth Century Fox World. When it...
  • Disney Films Come to M-Go's Digital Video Store

    M-Go, a joint venture of DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, announced a content-licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios that brings a selection of films from the Mouse House to the digital-video service including "Monsters University" and...
  • In Sochi Olympic Games, shades of 1936

    So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics? Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda." Welcome to the new Cold War. For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...
  • Olympics Test Russian Gay Rights Policies

    So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics? Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda." Welcome to the new Cold War. For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...