Films going into production:
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool! (Lorimar/Clear). Shooting in England and L.A. Carl Reiner pens and directs a tale of an English coal miner who leaves his sweetie behind to pursue fame and fortune in a traveling amateur contest. His attempts at stardom end up a fiasco, but ultimately he becomes a hero as he winds up drawing investors to the brewery of his economically starved hometown. Producer George Shapiro. Stars Robert Lindsay, Robbie Coltrane, Anne Bancroft, Corbin Bernsen, Cathryn Bradshaw, Bruno Kirby and Jackie Gayle. Distributor Lorimar.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (a.k.a. "King of the Mountain") (Orion). Shooting in Nice. Frank Oz directs Steve Martin and Michael Caine in a comedy from the word processor of "Ruthless People's" Dale Launer. A handsome and suave French Riviera con man (Caine) extorts currency from rich women while posing as a deposed royal prince when along comes a cocky yank (Martin) who cuts in on his game. Executive producers Launer and Charles Hirschorn. Producer Bernie Williams.
Not My Jurisdiction (Richfields). Shooting in Gainesboro, Tenn. Contemporary action drama concerning a corrupt small town mayor (Cameron Mitchell) and his equally respectable newly hired sheriff. Producer/director/screenwriter Rick Martin. Also stars Bob Orwig and Melanie Tomlin. Late Fall release.