The June 20th issue of the _Hollywood Reporter_ has this item among its
list of films "in production" (i.e., as opposed to films that are mrely
being planned):

_Tom Sawyer_ (drama)

Painted Fence Prods., Inc., 4605 Lankershim, Blvd., #4200, N. Hollywood, CA

Shooting in Alabama

(Start April 19, 1995)

Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Eric Schweig, Amy Wright,
Charles Rocket, Marian Seldes, Rachael Leigh Cook

Exec. prod.: Stephen Sommers, Barry Bernardi
Prod.: Laurence Mark, John Baldecchi
Dir.: Peter Hewitt
Scr.: Stephen Sommers, David Loughery, Ron Koslow

[Except for additional technical credits, the _Reporter_ provides no
further information on this production]