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Columbia developing 3rd 'Bad Boys' flick

Columbia developing 3rd 'Bad Boys' flick

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Novelist Peter Craig has been hired to write a third installment in the "Bad Boys' action-comedy film franchise, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Cage digs 'G-Force' mole role

Cage digs 'G-Force' mole role

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star Nicolas Cage says he was adamant he would not play the part of a guinea pig in the new big-screen adventure, "G-Force."
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Verbinski won't helm next 'Pirates'

Verbinski won't helm next 'Pirates'

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- 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.

Composer O'Regan open to movie work

LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- British classical composer Tarik O'Regan says he is interested in working with Hollywood heavyweights such as producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

ABC gives green light to three pilots

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- 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.

Bruckheimer, Bay ready for 'Cocaine'

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. directors Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay have both signed onto the upcoming HBO drama "Cocaine Cowboys," industry sources say.
Depp set for fourth 'Pirates' voyage

Depp set for fourth 'Pirates' voyage

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has signed on to star in a fourth installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise, Disney announced.
Bruckheimer producing 'Rommel' movie

Bruckheimer producing 'Rommel' movie

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Disney and Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer are working on a big-screen adaptation of Steven Pressfield's novel "Killing Rommel."
'Persia' release postponed until 2010

'Persia' release postponed until 2010

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The release of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," Hollywood's big-screen adaptation of the popular video game, reportedly has been postponed a year.
Gyllenhaal to play 'Prince of Persia'

Gyllenhaal to play 'Prince of Persia'

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly has signed on to star in the big-screen adaptation of the "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" video game.
CBS announces plans for five new shows

CBS announces plans for five new shows

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. television network CBS announced Wednesday that its 2008-09 fall prime-time lineup will include two new comedies and three dramas.
Orlando Bloom to star in 3rd film trilogy

Orlando Bloom to star in 3rd film trilogy

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- British actor Orlando Bloom reportedly has been cast in Disney's big-screen adaptation of the "Prince of Persia" video game.
Penelope Cruz signs on for 'G-Force'

Penelope Cruz signs on for 'G-Force'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has signed on to lend her voice to Juarez the guinea pig in "G-Force," a film that combines live-action and animation.

DGA pact doesn't mean end to WGA strike

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Many in the entertainment industry are urging Writers Guild of America leaders to use the directors' deal with producers as a template for a pact of their own.

Eddie Murphy revives Axel Foley

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Actor Eddie Murphy and Paramount Pictures have teamed up to create "Beverly Hills Cop IV," with Lorenzo di Bonaventura as producer.

New Orleans makes post-Katrina film debut

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- With the film "Deja Vu," New Orleans has made its first appearance on film since the Louisiana city was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Firth hired to screenwrite 'McFearless'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- British writer Tim Firth has been pegged to adapt Ahmet Zappa's kids' book, "The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless" for a feature film.

Bruckheimer at work on next 'Pirates' film

PALMDALE, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has started shooting the third installment of Disney's increasingly expensive "Pirates of the Caribbean" series in California.

MLB playoffs force Fox schedule changes

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Fox network has made key scheduling changes for some of its new TV series until the Major League Baseball playoffs conclude airing across the United States.

'Dead Man's Chest' tops $1 billion mark

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" has become only the third film ever to gross more than $1 billion worldwide, it was announced in Hollywood.

Spielberg had no warning of Cruise firing

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures power-broker Steven Spielberg was blind-sided by this week's firing of Tom Cruise, The New York Daily News reported.

More 'National Treasure' ahead for Cage

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Most of the original cast of the film "National Treasure," including star Nicolas Cage, has signed on to make a sequel of the U.S. film from Disney.

'CSI: Miami' named top worldwide TV show

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV drama "CSI: Miami" has been labeled the most popular show in the world for appearing in the most top 10 viewing charts from 20 countries.

Richards to join third 'Pirates' film

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- British rocker Keith Richards reportedly has signed on to play Johnny Depp's father in the third film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie trilogy.

Pirate role is close to Depp's soul

HOLLYWOOD, June 19 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp's role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" earned him $20 million, after decades of starring in marginal Hollywood films.
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