Carlito's Way: The Beginning: According to Fox News, Sean Combs — aka P. Diddy — is about to make a deal to star in the prequel to Carlito's Way, the 1993 Brian De Palma classic that starred Sean Penn and Al Pacino.

The new movie, Carlito's Way: The Beginning, will begin production shortly and will be written and directed by Michael S. Bregman, son of producer Martin Bregman.

Bregman told me recently, "I think this one is going to be better than the first one."

Brian B.