Arrive Alive (Paramount). Shooting in L.A. and Miami. Willem Dafoe and Joan Cusack star in this tale of a detective who heads down to the Sunshine State to break up a political ring and a real estate scam. Written by "Scrooged" scenarists Mitch Glazer and Michael O'Donoghue. Executive producer Doc Erickson. Producer Art Linson. Director Jeremiah Chechick.
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Warner Bros.). Shooting in L.A. and N.Y.C. Brian DePalma directs Tom Hanks, Melanie Griffith and Bruce Willis. Based on the Tom Wolfe best-seller concerning an arrogant investment banker (Hanks) involved in the hit-and-run death of a black youth while out driving with his mistress (Griffith). Willis plays the sleazy tabloid reporter who runs the banker's name into the dirt. Executive producer Fred Caruso. Screenwriter Michael Cristofer.