SPY KIDS: Movie, story about 2 kids who believe their parents to be spies. Alan has finished filming. PRELIM. SCRIPT SYNOPSIS

DESIGN FOR LIVING: By NoŽl Coward, February 2001
Director Joe Mantello returns to the Roundabout Theater Company, where he helmed Off-Broadway's award-winning production of The Mineola Twins. This Coward comedy takes a trio of decadent artists seeking true love on a romp through London, Paris and New York. Alan and Julianne Moore have been confirmed for this.

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS: Parker Posey is set and Tara Reid and Alan Cumming are in negotiations to join Rachael Leigh Cook in "Josie and the Pussycats," Universal Pictures' live-action feature based on the comic book series and cartoon of the same name. Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, who directed the teen comedy "Can't Hardly Wait," will direct the project from their own script. A summer start is planned. The feature satirizes contemporary pop music and pop culture and revolves around a group of female sleuths/rockers, the Pussycats, headed by Josie (Cook). The three rockers find themselves being used by an evil mogul to brainwash American youth by placing subliminal messages in their songs. Reid would play the Pussycats' drummer, and Posey has been cast in the role of the tyrannical egomaniacal record label CEO who manipulates Josie and the band. Cumming would play her right hand man, a talent scout responsible for discovering Josie and the Pussycats. NOTE: Alan has been confirmed for this.

THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Alan will be returning to Hollywood in the summer to film "The Anniversary Party" with Cabaret co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh. Alan co-wrote the screenplay, will co-direct, and will co-star with JJL.

INVESTIGATING SEX: CANNES (Variety) - UGC Intl. has picked up worldwide rights to Alan Rudolph's ``Investigating Sex,'' an $8 million project starring Nick Nolte and Neve Campbell.

Pic, which starts shooting Tuesday, is set in the 1920s, when a circle of bohemian men hire two female stenographers to record their sexual explorations. But things soon spiral out of control as repressed passions rise to the surface.

Described as a comic story, it will also star Robin Tunney, Dermot Mulroney, Julie Delpy, Til Schweiger, Jeremy Davies, Alan Cumming and Tuesday Weld.

HBO SERIES: Alan has signed to co-exec produce with Alan Heinberg (''Sex and the City'' and ``Party of Five'') and star in a documentary-style series for HBO about celebrity in America.