Films beginning production this week : DRAGNET (Universal). Shooting in L.A. A comedic homage to the TV series of the same name. Executive producer Bernie Brillstein. Producers Robert K. Weiss and David Permut. Director Tom Mankiewicz. Screenwriters Dan Aykroyd, Mankiewicz and Alan Zweibel. Stars Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Dabney Coleman, Christopher Plummer and Harry Morgan. Summer release.
NUTS (Warner Bros.). Shooting in L.A. A drama based on Tom Topor's play about a strong willed woman accused of manslaughter who battles to prove her mental competence to stand trial. Executive producers Teri Schwartz and Cis Corman. Producer Barbra Streisand. Director Martin Ritt. Screenwriter credit undetermined. Stars Streisand and Richard Dreyfuss. Release date undetermined.