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‘Dresses’ impresses Fox 2000

Fox 2000 is signing on to produce Spyglass Entertainment's romantic comedy "27 Dresses." James Marsden and Malin Akerman have joined the project, toplined by Katherine Heigl.

Whitaker on Searchlight’s ‘Night’ watch

Forest Whitaker, fresh off his best actor Academy Award win for "The Last King of Scotland," is in final negotiations to reteam with Fox Searchlight for "The Night Watchman."

News mogul overly eager for ‘Borat 2’

In the second time in as many days, Rupert Murdoch seems to have jumped the gun in announcing News Corp.'s initiatives. The chairman and CEO of the media conglomerate said Thursday that Sacha Baron Cohen has signaled he will do another "Borat" film with Fox.

Sundance starts on cool note

The dropping temperatures at the Sundance Film Festival seem to be tempering the acquisition fever that usually accompanies the annual Utah confab. While acquisition executives are looking at a healthy number of films premiering at the event, no one title has sent any firm into an unreasonable bidding war.

Five on way to Kaufman’s ‘Synecdoche’

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton and Tilda Swinton are in negotiations to star in Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, "Synecdoche, New York." Indie production companies Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Anthony Bregman's Likely Story will produce the project based on Kaufman's original screenplay.

Nets hit for balking at ‘Shut Up’ ad

The Weinstein Co. has blasted NBC and CW Network for refusing to accept a commercial spot for its new documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing," about the political firestorm stirred up in 2003 when the Dixie Chicks criticized President Bush during a performance in London.