While the Material Girl gets back to single life, her brother is getting ready for the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone will make his feature directorial debut with a new teen thriller called Twist. The script was written by Jay and Karyn Milner, and while no plot details are being released, you can get a taste of the stories they write by clicking on their names -- it's the usual fish-out-of-water stories with strange and dangerous twists. Considering the name of this project, I think it's safe to say that this will be no different.

THR also reports that Maurice Kanbar (Hoodwinked producer) is gearing up for an indie with Daphne Zuniga called The Scene. Aside from reliving her days as Princess Vespa, Zuniga is producing and starring in the black comedy, which is adapted from Theresa Rebeck's (Gossip) play about the "Manhattan party circuit and entertainment industry."

While I wish this meant something of the Whit Stilman oeuvre, this is more modern. Zuniga will play a cynical talk show producer who meets a chameleon social-climber played by Heather Gordon. What happens after that, we'll have to wait and see. Amy Glazer is directing, and this should be a bit of an intimate affair since THR says that sets have been built IN Kanbar's home. Talk about cutting costs!