Eric Bogosian, writer and star of Oliver Stone's "Talk Radio" film, has been signed by Universal Pictures to write and star in "Blue Smoke," due to begin production later this year.

"Blue Smoke" deals with the rising underground art scene and the birth of the beat generation in Greenwich Village in the 1950s. Bogosian will play an up and coming hip comic who befriends a black saxophone player.- Comedian Chevy Chase has signed an exclusive agreement with Warner Bros. to star in three films and for his company, Cornelius Productions, to continue developing film properties for the studio.

Chase's previous films for Warners, including "National Lampoon Vacation" and "Spies Like Us," have grossed $276.3 million collectively in the United States.