October 03, 2006 02:50:37 GMT
"Rain in Spain" and other five movies are set to be developed under The Weinstein Company banner.
There will be much work to do at The Weinstein Company for few years ahead, really. The studio is currently busy dealing with some new film projects to be developed under its banner, Variety has revealed.
Included in the lineups are "Rain in Spain", "Solomon Grundy", "Untitled Rob Marshall Musical", "The Great Debaters", "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency", and "Halloween", the movie remake of John Carpenter's 1978 work of the same title.
For "Rain", Weinstein has been reported to be in talks with Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom to helm the picture, which is intended to be a potential starring vehicle for "Volver" star Penelope Cruz. In the meantime, the company has successfully enticed Danny Boyle and Rob Zombie to direct "Solomon" and "Halloween", respectively.
As for the rest aforementioned projects, Weinstein has already set up them all to begin production by next year with both "Untitled Rob Marshall Musical" and "Detective Agency" starting next spring while "Debaters" in February under direction of Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington.