Kristen Stewart Won't Be In Any Snow White Sequel; Bachelorette An iTunes Hit: Biz Break
Also in Wednesday morning's round-up of news briefs, Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders will direct 90 Church for Universal. Tobey Maguire joins an indie project by Craig Zobel and the New York Times names a new chief.
Bachelorette is an iTunes Hit
Leslye Headland's Sundance premiere Bachelorette is at number one on the iTuens top movies chart, the first pre-theatrical release to mount the spot, Deadline reports.
Snow White and the Huntsman Director Rupert Sanders to Direct 90 Church
Universal acquired 90 Church: The True Story of the Narcotics Squad from Hell, a book written by Dean Unkefer that Random House will publish Stateside. "The upcoming novel 90 Church refers to the address of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics when it was formed in New York City to combat organized crime and drug traffic in the mid-1960s through early ’70s," Deadline reports.
Kristen Stewart Won't Be in a Snow White Sequel
In related news to above, Universal has decided to shelf its Snow White and the Huntsman sequel and will focus on a solo Huntsman movie starring Chris Hemsworth. A sequel is being re-conceived as a spin-off story and it's not clear if Rupert Sanders will return, but Stewart will not be returning, THR reports.
Tobey Maguire Joins Z for Zachariah
Maguire will star in the project which Compliance director Craig Zobel will direct. Based on the novel by Robert C. O'Brien, and adapted by Nissar Modi, the story is a post-apocalyptic drama centers on a teen who survives both a nuclear war and nerve gas because of a self-contained weather system. Carey Mulligan will also star, Variety reports.
New York Times Names BBC's Mark Thompson its New Head
"The New York Times Company has announced that BBC director general Mark Thompson is to become its chief executive and president in November.
The NYT runs national and regional newspapers and websites and said his experience in digital media on a global scale made him the 'ideal candidate,'" BBC reports.