Closing The Ring: According to AICN, Richard Attenborough will direct the romantic drama Closing the Ring for Odyssey Entertainment, the Film Council and Baker Street.

Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Hopper ( True Romance, Easy Rider),Mena Suvari ( American Beauty, American Pie),and Colin Hanks will star, with Brenda Blethyn, Peter O'Toole and Ryan Phillippe ( The I Inside, Cruel Intentions, Igby Goes Down) in talks to join them.

Shooting begins in September on the story about a U.S. rear gunner in World War II who is shot down and asks a local to return his ring to his girlfriend back home. Half a century later, a young Belfast man finds the ring, learns its history and tracks down the old girlfriend, who turns out to have married the gunner's best friend.

Stay tuned...

Brian B.