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‘X-Files’ Movie Planned For 1998

From Wire Reports

And what of the movie based on TV’s “The X-Files”? Martin Landau, Blythe Danner, Glenne Headly, Armin Mueller-Stahl (from “Shine” and “The Music Box”) and Lucas Black (from “Sling Blade”) will all star alongside David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and other series regulars in the as-yet-untitled project.

Rob Bowman, director of 23 episodes of the show, is at the helm of the film, whose hush-hush plot involves Mulder and Scully’s investigation of the bombing of a Dallas office building.

The screenplay, by series creator and executive producer Chris Carter, reportedly will resolve some of the show’s ongoing mysteries.

The movie is due for release next summer.

Spoof of ‘Fugitive’

Kelly LeBrock has joined Leslie Nielsen and Michael York in the cast of “Wrongfully Accused,” a spoof of “The Fugitive.”

The film began shooting Aug. 18 in and around Vancouver. LeBrock plays socialite Lauren, whose tycoon husband (York) is shot by a one-armed, one-legged, one-eyed man. A master violinist (Nielsen) is then wrongfully accused of the crime.

Tarantino crazy about Broadway

Director-screenwriter-actor Quentin Tarantino is in serious negotiations to make his Broadway acting debut in an upcoming revival of the thriller “Wait Until Dark.”

Tarantino would play - surprise! - a psychotic.

Meanwhile, his “Jackie Brown,” which stars Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Michael Keaton and Bridget Fonda, opens this Christmas.

Movie about Clift planned

An independent movie about Montgomery Clift is in the works from director Billy Hopkins. Called “Monty,” it follows Clift’s life from the start of his Hollywood career to his death, at age 45, in 1966.

Other characters in the movie will include Frank Sinatra, John Wayne and Elizabeth Taylor. No casting has been announced yet.

Hopkins, best known as a casting director, recently finished his directorial debut, “I Love You, I Love You Not,” with Jeanne Moreau and Claire Danes.

Look out for Willis

No shortage of action from Bruce Willis these days. He’s now filming an action thriller called “Mercury Rising” with Alec Baldwin, in which he plays an FBI agent on the run to protect an autistic child from government assassins.

He opens in November in the action thriller “The Jackal” with Richard Gere, and he’s signed to star in a summer of 1998 action thriller called “Armageddon,” with Billy Bob Thornton and Ben Affleck.

Redford goes deeper into movie biz

Robert Redford is going to really get into the movie business. He has signed a deal with General Cinemas to build a theater circuit dedicated to independent films. These sites will be located all across the country and will serve the same needs that the old art-house theaters used to before multi-plexing became the rage.

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