- Mon Jun 25, 2007, 6:26 AM GMT
"Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner is poised to take helming duties on "Playboy", Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment's biopic of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner.READ MORE
On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. He never returned.
In the face of death, Danny's spirit of defiance and his unflinching belief in the power of journalism led Mariane to write about his disappearance, the intense effort to find him and his eventual murder in her memoir "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl." Six months pregnant when the ordeal began, she was carrying a son that Danny hoped to name Adam. She wrote the book to introduce Adam to the father he would never meet. Transcending religion, race and nationality, Mariane's courageous desire to rise above the bitterness and hatred that continues to plague this post 9/11 world, serves as the purest expression of the joy of life she and Danny shared.
Universal Pictures' "Evan Almighty" climbs right to the top spot of the list to replace last-week champ "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."READ MORE
Wong Kar Wai's "My Blueberry Nights" will open the festival as well as get screened in competition alongside "Zodiac", "Paranoid Park", and "We Own the Night", among others.READ MORE
Jolie and Pii working together on a film about slain journalist Daniel Pearl, donated $100,000 to a foundation established in his memory.READ MORE