Films going into production:
''Charlie's Ear,'' being filmed in Houston, is described as "one day in the life of an ordinary guy who wakes up to a very bad day." Think "Blue Velvet " meets "The Twilight Zone." Director-screenwriter is Gary Chasen, and the stars are Austin Pendleton, Catherine Hyland, Tony Fields and Sebastian Massa.
''Hit Man,'' being filmed in Pittsburgh, stars Forest Whitaker as a mob killing machine who vows to turn over a new leaf before his last hit. Roy London is the director. ''Hit Man'' also stars Sherilyn Fenn, Valerie Perrine, Jim Belushi, Sharon Stone, Lois Chiles and Charles Dutton.