Usual Suspects character Bryan Singer has run into trouble on the set of his new film, Apt Pupil, due out in the States next month. Production has been dogged by a lawsuit from some of its teenage extras, who claim to have been victims of predatory homosexual activity by Singer and several of his crew while filming a shower scene. Although an investigation by both the Department of Labour Standards and the FBI failed to turn up any evidence, and other extras present flatly deny the story, the boys continue to pursue the case through the civil courts. A sanguine Singer has suggested the young players are the victims of predatory lawyers eager to take his studio to the cleaners.
Bizarro film-maker David Lynch has announced plans to film the story of a pensioner who rides across America on his lawnmower to be reconciled with his dying older brother. Provisionally titled The Straight Story, he can rest assured that Lynch's treatment will be anything but.