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September 13, 1987| Compiled by David Pecchia

Films going into production:

A NEW LIFE (Paramount). Shooting in NYC and Toronto. Alan Alda stars, directs and scripts a romantic comedy following the new lives of a man and woman (Ann-Margret) who divorce after a lengthy marriage. Executive producer Louis A. Stroller. Producer Martin Bregman.

BLOODSTONE (Omega). Shooting in India. Action-adventure with a young couple on their Indian honeymoon who inadvertently become entangled in a jewel heist. Executive producer Nico Mastorakis. Producers Ashok Armitraj and Murali Manohar. Director Dwight Little. Screenwriter Kurt Allen. Stars Christopher Neame, Charlie Brill, Alexander Zale and Brett Steinley. Spring release.

EIGHT MEN OUT (Black Sox). Shooting in Indianapolis and Cleveland. John Sayles directs and adapts Eliot Asinof's book based on the 1919 Chicago "Black Sox" betting scandal. Producers Sarah Pillsbury and Midge Sanford. Stars D. B. Sweeney (as Shoeless Joe Jackson), John Cusack, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn and Studs Terkel.

FUNNY FARM (Warner Bros.). Shooting in NYC and Vermont. Chevy Chase stars with Madolyn Smith in this comedic tale of a Manhattan couple who relocate to the idyllic, Norman Rockwell serenity of a small New England town. Executive producers Patrick Kelley and Bruce Bodner. Producers George Roy Hill and Bob Crawford. Director Hill. Screenwriter Jeffrey Boam. Distributor Warners. Summer release.

INNOCENT HEROES (Cannon Films). Shooting in Yugoslavia. Based on the true story of Hannah Senesh, who (with others) parachuted into Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia to save captured Jews. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. Director Golan. Stars Ellen Burstyn, David Warner, Maruschka Detmers and Denholm Elliott.

SHORT CIRCUIT II (Tri-Star/Turman-Foster). Shooting in Toronto. No. 5 (that lovable collection of metal limbs and silicon chips) returns to wreak some comedic havoc in the city. Executive producer Michael MacDonald. Producers Lawrence Turman and David Foster. Director Kenneth Johnson. Screenwriters S. S. Wilson and Brent Maddock. Stars Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb and Jack Weston. Distributor Tri-Star.


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