Films going into production:
CHECKING OUT (HandMade). Shooting in Southern California. David Leland directs Jeff Daniels in this comedy of the terrors and paranoia experienced when one checks out of the hotel of life. Executive producers George Harrison and Denis O'Brien. Producers Ben Myron and Joe Eszterhas. Screenwriter Eszterhas. Also stars Melanie Mayron, Michael Tucker and Allan Havey.
CRAZY (Johnny B.). Shooting in L.A. The music and slapstick filled comedy centering on a bluesman and his rise from ragdom to richdom. Executive producer/producer/screenwriter Johnny B. Director Paullian Amadeus Morris. Winter release.
TEQUILA SUNRISE (Mount). Shooting in L.A. Mel Gibson is a drug dealer trying to reform, Kurt Russell is a cop and ex-high school buddy of his who is sent out to bust him, when they get trapped in the middle in this Robert Towne scripted and directed production. Executive producer Tom Shaw. Producer Thom Mount. Also stars Raul Julia. Distributor Warner Bros.
WORKING GIRL (Fox). Shooting in NYC. A dry comedy from director Mike Nichols starring Melanie Griffith and a Cary Grant-like Harrison Ford. Executive producers Robert Greenhut and Laurence Mark. Producer Doug Wick. Also stars Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack. Christmas release.