Via Coming Soon, David Cronenberg‘s next project is reported to be "Maps to the Stars," a Hollywood-concerned black comedy scripted by Bruce Wagner, a writer best known for his "cell phone series" of novels: "I’m Losing You," "I’ll Let You Go," and "Still Holding," which we’ve several times tried and failed to read. We’re leery, but dammit, we do love that crazy Canuck.
And three via Hollywood Reporter: the "Strangers With Candy" feature, which has been floating in limbo for a while after being dropped by Warner Independent, has been acquired by ThinkFilm. Magnolia Pictures has chosen its next (post-"Bubble") day-and-date releases: Dane Nicolas Winding Refn‘s "Pusher" trilogy. And Focus Features’ Rogue Pictures division will distribute Jet Li vehicle "Fearless," which the actor has claimed will be his last martial arts film, and which has, unlike other recent Jet Li films, been generating good reviews and great box office returns in Asia.
+ Cronenberg Sells Maps to the Stars (Coming Soon)
+ ‘Candy’ tickles indie distributor’s taste buds (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Indie firm Magnolia pushes Danish crime trilogy (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Jet Li’s "Fearless" set for U.S. release (Hollywood Reporter)