Baldwin Taps Four Directors for New Films


Baldwin Entertainment Group has signed directors to four features — Chuck Russell on action-adventure Mandrake, based on the Hearst comic; Deepa Mehta on eco-drama Luna; Joel Schumacher on actioner 1:30 Train and Peter Cattaneo on romantic comedy Indiscretion.

Variety says the company made the announcement as part of disclosing that Swiss-based Omega Entertainment has agreed to a multi-picture financing deal with Baldwin Entertainment, initially covering the quartet of projects.

Three-year-old Baldwin Entertainment is owned by Howard and Karen Baldwin, whose producing credits include Ray, Sahara and Swimming Upstream. The company is in post-production on Death Sentence, starring Kevin Bacon and directed by James Wan, and is developing Teacher Man, Atlas Shrugged and a Jackie Robinson-Branch Rickey biopic.