Immortal Transmedia, and producers Jean Pierre Magro and Dean O'Toole ("Kick-Ass," "Mister Lonely") are fronting the cash for the movie that will be written and directed by French filmmaker Fabien Martorell whose biggest credit to date is the documentary "Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman." So yeah, not exactly the most promising talent behind the camera and as for casting, it's up in the air. While in early 2011 Tom Sizemore and Thora Birch where said to be taking part (rumors of Daryl Hannah as the porn star were quickly shot down), there's no mention of them here and we presume it will be different talent. We're curious just how this will get made at all, but it seems a couple of people think they can make it happen, so we'll see.
Meanwhile, on the less tawdry end of the spectrum, Maven Pictures (Kristen Wiig's upcoming "Imogene" and James McAvoy's "Filth"), is developiong a biopic on famed ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev based on Colum McCann's novel "Dancer." The novel tells the story of his life, but in a unique fashion, letting those around him -- Anna Vasileva, his ballet teacher; Yulia, Anna's daughter and Victor, a Venezuelan street hustler-- tell the remarkable tale of the Soviet dancer who became a worldwide sensation, and tragically died at the age of 54 due to AIDS. No talent attached yet, but it's a bold story waiting to be told. [Variety/Deadline]