Films going into production: GROUNDED (tentative title) (Teeny Weenies). Shooting in Mexico City. Comedy concerning a mad scientist who inadvertently unleashes a mysterious ray at his son and pals. Executive producer Tom Smith. Producer Penney Finkelman. Director Joe Johnston. Screenwriter Ed Naha. Stars Marcia Strassman and Matt ("Max Headroom") Frewer. Christmas release.
HOMER AND EDDIE (Kings Road). Shooting in S. Calif. James Belushi is Homer, a slightly retarded fellow who is hitchhiking cross country to visit his dying father. Whoopi Goldberg is Eddie, a homicidal petty thief who picks him up and takes him for a bumpy ride. Producers Maritz Borman and Jim Cady. Director Andrei Konchalovsky. Screenwriter Pat Cirillo.
HOW I GOT INTO COLLEGE (Fox). Shooting in L.A. Anthony Edwards, Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis lead the way in this comedy on the trials and tribulations of a group of kids as they graduate from high school to college. Producer Michael Shamberg. Director Jan Eliasberg. Screenwriter Terrel Seltzer.
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING (Lorimar). Shooting in NYC. Jeff Bridges and Alice Krige portray a couple who meet and marry after Bridges' first wife (Farrah Fawcett) dies in this Alan J. Pakula produced/directed/written drama. Also stars Drew Barrymore, Lukas Haas, David Dukes, Linda Lavin, George Hearn, Frances Sternhagen and Theodore Bikel. Late '88 release.