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2008-12-19 14:53:26

U.S. filmmaker Billy Ray will write and direct the big-screen adaptation of Fritz Leiber's supernatural thriller Conjure Wife, United Artists said. Ray's previous credits include Breach and Shattered Glass. The announcement about UA's collaboration with StudioCanal on the movie was made Thursday by UA Chief Operating Officer Elliott Kleinberg, who said: This is one of those moments when the right filmmaker gets behind a great project. Everyone involved is excited to work with Billy to make...

2008-12-18 02:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- United Artists (UA) Entertainment, in collaboration with StudioCanal, has attached Billy Ray (Breach, Shattered Glass) to write and direct CONJURE WIFE. The announcement was made today by UA Chief Operating Officer Elliott Kleinberg, who stated, "This is one of those moments when the right filmmaker gets behind a great project. Everyone involved is excited to work with Billy to make this film a success." Based on the book by Fritz Leiber, CONJURE WIFE...

2008-09-11 00:00:19

Billy Ray -- as in Cyrus -- is the name bestowed upon the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's 4-month-old rare tiger cub, zoo officials announced today. The Amur, or Siberian, cub was named by donors who picked "Billy Ray" to honor a deceased family member who is a big fan of the country music singer, according to the zoo. The cub was born on Mother's Day and hand-raised by zookeepers because his mother, Toma, refused to nurse him. He now weighs about 30 pounds and eats more than three...

2005-11-14 05:02:28

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Dennis Haysbert, the Allstate pitchman whose credits also include the Fox series "24," has joined Chris Cooper and Ryan Phillippe in the spy thriller "Breach." The Universal Pictures project, based on real-life events, follows an aspiring FBI agent (Phillippe) who is handpicked to work for a renowned operative (Cooper) in the classified intelligence division. The trainee discovers that his mentor might be the nation's most...


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