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Disney ends partnership with Jerry Bruckheimer

The Walt Disney Co. has announced that it would not renew its first-look deal with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, bringing an end to a longtime partnership between the Hollywood icons.

The 69-year-old Bruckheimer produced such hits for the studio as Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Armageddon, Con Air and The Rock.

The company said it will continue to focus on its branded properties from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. READ FULL STORY

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' delayed, says Jerry Bruckheimer

Captain Jack Sparrow will not be gracing the big screen again anytime soon.

The fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was set for a July 10, 2015 release, but due to script and budget issues, Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said today they’ll be pushing the release back at least a year, to the summer of 2016. Walt Disney Studios sent out an update Tuesday specifying that the release date is now listed as “unset” but did not have further comment on the film’s schedule.

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Jerry Bruckheimer still planning 'Top Gun' sequel

No one knows the Hollywood franchise game better than Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer behind Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Beverly Hills Cop, and the upcoming Lone Ranger. During his more than 35 years of making movies, most of his giant blockbusters have yielded big-budget sequels — except the one that moviegoers are perhaps the hungriest to revisit: Top Gun. After years of planning to send Tom Cruise’s rebel flyboy back into the sky were interrupted by the tragic death of director Tony Scott, who helmed the 1986 original, Bruckheimer says Top Gun 2 is still a Go.

“We still want to do it with Tom, and Paramount are still interested in making it,” Bruckheimer told an audience at Sunday’s Produced By conference. “What Tom tells me is that no matter where he goes in the world, people refer to him as Maverick. It’s something he is excited about, so as long as he keeps his enthusiasm hopefully we’ll get it made.”

If Top Gun 2 seems like an inevitability, Bruckheimer sounds more prudent about the Lone Ranger, the expensive Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer western that rides into theaters July 3. Clearly, it’s designed as a franchise — but then again, so was The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. “Hopefully The Lone Ranger will continue as a sequel,” Bruckheimer said. “It’s always up to the audience. If the audience likes the movie, then Disney will come to me and we’ll make another, or it will be a one-off.”

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Casting Net: Sean Penn eyeing thriller 'Prone Gunman.' Plus: John Hawkes, George Clooney, Ty Burrell

• Sean Penn is in talks to star in the action thriller Prone Gunman, based on the novel by the late French author Jean-Patrick Manchette about an international assassin who runs afoul of the organization that hires him after he says he wants out of the business. (Silly assassin; shadowy global organizations are never keen on quiet retirement.) Peter Travis adapted the screenplay; there is no director yet attached. [THR]

• John Hawkes, lately winning Oscar buzz for The Sessions, has signed on for Low Down, a biopic of jazz pianist Joe Albany. He replaces Mark Ruffalo, who had originally been attached to tell the story of Albany’s relationship with his young daughter Amy through the 1960s and 70s. That same daughter co-wrote the screenplay as an adult, with Topper Lilien (Where the Money IsDungeons & Dragons). Commercial director Jeff Preiss will make his directorial debut with the project. [Variety]

• George Clooney is in talks to star in Disney’s tightly guarded sci-fi project 1952, which Brad Bird is attached to direct. Damon Lindelof co-wrote the film with EW senior writer Jeff Jensen. [Variety]

• Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell will play a love interest for Bill Hader in the indie dramedy The Skeleton Twins, about grown siblings (Hader and Kristen Wiig) who reevaluate their lives after they both have a near-death experience on the same day. Luke Wilson plays Wiig’s husband. Director Craig Johnson (True Adolescents) cowrote the film with Mark Heyman (Black Swan). [Variety]

• Eric Bana is negotiating to star in the paranormal thriller Beware the Night, about a cop who investigates possessions — and not the drug kind. (Cue scary organ music.) Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) will direct from the script he penned with Paul Harris Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Urban Legends: Final Cut). Jerry Bruckheimer is producing. [TheWrapVariety]

• The cast for the drama You’re Not You — starring Hilary Swank as a woman living with ALS (i.e. Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Emmy Rossum as the self-involved co-ed who is hired to care for her — has filled out its cast. Marcia Gay Harden, Loretta DevineJason Ritter, Ernie Hudson, Frances Fisher, Ali Larter, and Julian McMahon have all joined the cast, which also includes Josh DuhamelGeorge C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe) is directing the script from Shana Feste (Country Strong) and Jordan Roberts (Around the Bend), adapted from the novel by Michelle Wildgen. [THR]

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Jack White to compose music for Johnny Depp's 'The Lone Ranger'

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Jack White will be bringing his love of old-timey tunesmanship to Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer’s upcoming remake of The Lone Ranger.

The White Stripes and Raconteurs musician has a well-documented love of roots music, and will be bringing that to the Old West tale, along with his own modern edge, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said Tuesday at CinemaCon, the annual convention for theater owners. “So we’re going to have a little rock ‘n’ roll score, and I can’t wait to hear his rendition of the William Tell Overture,” Bruckheimer said.

The producer also revealed a few more details about what traits from the classic Western series they’ll be keeping, and how this relationship between Tonto and The Lone Ranger is like “The Odd Couple meeting The Wild Bunch.”

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Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer as Tonto and The Lone Ranger -- FIRST LOOK

Who is this masked man? (Come on, you don’t really have to ask that.)

With shooting underway in New Mexico on a big-budget remake of The Lone Ranger, producer Jerry Bruckheimer leaked the first photo of stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in full make-up and costume with a Tweet that said simply: “Tonto and The Lone Ranger Ride Again!”

That they do. Click through for the full version … READ FULL STORY

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