February 27, 2013


Director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is lining up his next project.  Brewer last helmed the surprisingly entertaining 2011 remake of Footloose, and now Deadline reports that he’s set to write and direct the drama Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills.  The pic is based on a Rolling Stone article by Sabrina Rubin Erdley about Lisette Lee, a drug mule who portrayed herself to be an heiress to the Samsung fortune as well as an actress, singer, and model.  Lee was caught trafficking 500 pounds of pot into Ohio and was sentenced to six years in prison.  Brewer will pen the script and direct for Paramount, with Erwin Stoff set to produce.

The filmmaker had planned on helming Tarzan for Warner Bros. before Harry Potter director David Yates stepped in and took the gig instead.  In addition to Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills, Brewer is also set to direct the Fox pilot Boomerang, starring Felicity Huffman and Anthony LaPaglia.

Around The Web

Latest News

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DC Entertainment Confirms Tao Okamoto’s Role

She is who you think she is.

Seth Rogen Christmas Comedy X-MAS Now Titled THE NIGHT BEFORE

The new film from '50/50' director Jonathan Levine also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie.

Christopher McQuarrie Talks MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5, Easter Eggs and More

He also reveals how much CG is in the underwater sequence and if there's a 'Mission: Impossible' bible.

DOCTOR STRANGE: Marvel Eyes Rachel McAdams for Lead Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch

Marvel's magical movie opens November 4, 2016.

Hugh Jackman Teases Final WOLVERINE Movie with New Image

The actor turns to Twitter for story ideas.

Disney’s BOB THE MUSICAL Adds Composer Bret McKenzie, In Talks with Michael Chabon

Tom Cruise is reportedly still circling the lead for director Michel Hazanavicius.

Richard Linklater May Direct Jennifer Lawrence in THE ROSIE PROJECT

The 'Boyhood' filmmaker is the favorite to helm the long-gestating romance, which at one point had Phil Lord and Chris Miller attached.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II Revisited: “Who Wants to Be Decent?”

The franchise almost self-destructs in John Woo’s misguided, misogynistic sequel.

Collider Movie Talk – New SPIDER-MAN Writers, Adam Sandler, and More

The gang also talks new casting in 'Star Trek Beyond' and the continued success of 'Ant-Man' at the box office.

SPECTRE Theme Finished and Sounding “Fantastic”; Place Your Bets on Who Sang It

Odds are on Sam Smith.

Page 1 of 4,06112345...102030...Last »