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2009-08-31 12:26:28

Novelist Peter Craig has been hired to write a third installment in the "Bad Boys' action-comedy film franchise, The Hollywood Reporter said. Columbia Pictures intends to reunite the first two movies' director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for the third project, although no deals have been made yet, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Bad Boys, the first of the two movies, in which Smith and Lawrence play Miami detectives, was...

2009-08-01 14:31:27

U.S. entertainment company Walt Disney is eyeing Rob Marshall to direct the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, unidentified sources say. Variety reported Friday if the Walt Disney Co. does hire Marshall to direct the newest Pirates sequel, production could begin sometime in 2010. The director's post for the fourth film in the profitable film franchise has been vacant since Gore Verbinski, director of the first three, decided to pursue an alternative movie project. The first three Pirates...

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2009-07-25 00:45:00

Hollywood star Nicolas Cage, who plays a mole in the new 3D feature, G-Force, says he was adamant he would not play a guinea pig in the picture. There was no way on earth. ... No offense, but I think (guinea pigs) are obnoxious. I need an animal with a long tail that looks like he says, 'I dare you to pick me up.' That's the animal I need to play, Cage told reporters in New York. I like moles. I like the way they look. I like (his character) Speckles' claws, his little eyes, his goggles....

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2009-07-03 14:06:43

U.S. actor Christian Slater may serve as the lead in the forthcoming ABC series The Forgotten, The Hollywood Reporter says. Zap2it.com said Thursday, citing the Reporter announcement, Slater is negotiating for the lead in the new drama about a former police officer investigating cases with anonymous victims. The series was picked up by ABC in May, but lead actor Rupert Penry-Jones left the show a short while later. Actress Reiko Aylesworth, known best for playing Michelle Dessler on 24, also...

2009-05-23 12:07:47

Two real estate agents allege in a Los Angeles County lawsuit a CSI producer named two morally challenged characters on the TV series after them. Real estate agents Scott and Melinda Tamkin allege in a Los Angeles County Superior Court defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuit that CSI producer Sarah Goldfinger created corrupt characters using their names, the Los Angeles Times said Saturday. The agents allege in the suit that Goldfinger cost them potential business and embarrassed them by...

2009-05-12 05:00:00

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned motion picture and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer and MTV Games, a part of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced two executive appointments that officially mark the producer's entrance into the video game industry. Industry veterans, Jim Veevaert and Jay Cohen, will lead Jerry Bruckheimer Games, Inc. as President of Production and President of Development respectively. (Photo:...

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2009-04-08 20:45:09

U.S. film director Gore Verbinski has told Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer that he's not on board for a planned fourth Pirates of the Caribbean flick. Verbinski steered the first three movies to $2.6 billion at the worldwide box office. However, the filmmaker has announced he won't head up the fourth, which is in development and could hit theaters next year with Johnny Depp returning in his popular role of Captain Jack Sparrow, Variety.com said, adding that the next Pirates adventure...

2009-02-08 14:28:55

British classical composer Tarik O'Regan says he is interested in working with Hollywood heavyweights such as producer Jerry Bruckheimer. O'Regan, who Bruckheimer has named as a possible collaborator on future movies, said he's attracted to Hollywood for creative and financial reasons, The Sunday Times of London reported. I would love to work with the studios, O'Regan said. They use classical music quite imaginatively and, of course, the money is tempting. Or even writing music for a...

2009-01-31 11:56:51

ABC has ordered pilot episodes of three new series, including one from U.S. film producer Jerry Bruckheimer's TV production group, industry sources say. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday that Jerry Bruckheimer TV will be working with Warner Bros. TV on a pilot for an untitled series that will be directed by CSI director Danny Cannon. The new series, whose pilot will be written by Mark Friedman, will follow a group of amateur detectives taking part in cases involving unidentified victims....

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2009-01-08 13:02:44

TNT says it has given the green light to two new U.S. drama series -- Time Heals, starring Jada Pinkett Smith, and The Line, starring Dylan McDermott. Both 10-episode series are slated to premiere later this year. Smith, known for her roles in The Women and the Matrix trilogy, will also serve as an executive producer on Time. CSI and Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer is to be an executive producer on McDermott's series. McDermott has starred on the TV shows Big Shots and...