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EXCLUSIVE: Deadline understands that Hugh Jackman has dropped out of PalmStar’s buzzy title Collateral Beauty and that the producers are now out to sign Johnny Depp. Scheduling is the reason behind Jackman’s exit, with the Australian star’s Wolverine commitments making it impossible for him to shoot Collateral Beauty this year. The deal with Depp still has some way before being set. The project is one of the more competitive ones in the marketplace right now.

PalmStar Media and Likely Story paid $2.25 million for the Allan Loeb script. At the time Jackman and Rooney Mara were attached to star with Me And Earl And The Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon making this his follow-up directing effort to the Sundance favorite. Principal photography is set to begin in the fall with PalmStar financing. Mara remains attached along with Jason Segel.

The plot centers on a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, the plan works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.

Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros are producing with Loeb. PalmStar CEO Kevin Frakes will executive produce with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Steven Pearl. The two companies have already collaborated on pics including American Ultra, Sing Street and The Whole Truth among others.




I have added scans from the Summer issue of Total Film. The article features “Black Mass”. Thank you to my friend Claudia from marymcdonnell.org for sending these our way!




I have added magazine scans from SciFi Now Issue 107. It mentions ‘From Hell’ (the graphic novels) and has a photo from the project. Thank you to my friend Claudia for these scans.

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Johnny Depp is back at work as the sauced hero Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth installment of Disney’s popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. “Captain Jack is back and we’re not letting him go,” producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted Tuesday. In the photo, Depp’s character looks decidedly panicked as he’s tied up by thick ropes and flanked by two menacing pirates.

Production on Pirates 5 was temporarily halted when Depp left the set after injuring his hand during filming in early March. Following the on-set accident, Depp flew to the United States for surgery. But by the looks of Bruckheimer’s photo, the fifth Pirates film—titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales—is back in production in Australia.

The movie includes returning stars Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush, as well as Javier Bardem, who makes his Pirates debut as Captain Salazar. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is slated to hit theaters July 7, 2017.

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Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp were reunited on stage Down Under.

The rocker was performing in Brisbane, Australia on Friday night and surprising the audience, he only went and brought out Johnny Depp.

The two have performed together before on a number of occasions including at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles, and last year on Halloween.


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Clearly they enjoyed playing together, as the Pirates of the Caribbean star was back for more. Picking up a guitar and going for it on stage. They didn’t give a rendition of their Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain cover.

Johnny is currently Down Under to film the latest instalment of the Disney franchise, and the newly wed made the most of a night out by hitting the stage.

A photo of Johnny wearing a pirate-style bandana like his Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow, appeared of the actor from the Tivoli venue.

Reports suggest that he hit the stage as Manson neared the end of his gig and joined the star for his song, The Beautiful People.

In 2012, Depp played the electric guitar while Manson sang the same track and also ‘Sweet Dress (Are Made of This)’.

While Johnny had kept a low profile, Manson gave him a shout out.

“If you don’t recognize my personal friend… my personal savior, my personal guitar hero… Johnny Depp,” he said, according to E!.

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Production has begun on location in Australia on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth film in the blockbuster franchise inspired by the classic Disney Parks attraction. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow and will be joined by Javier Bardem, Kayla Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, and Golshifteh Farahani. Geoffrey Rush, Kevin R. McNally, and Stephen Graham are rejoining the action as Barbossa, Gibbs, and Scrum, respectively.

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea… including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Jeff Nathanson. The executive producers are Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Brigham Taylor.

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Legendary rocker Alice Cooper will play the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil this September under the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES banner with a band that includes AEROSMITH‘s Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp.

Although the exact date for HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES‘ performance hasn’t yet been announced, the band will make its debut on the same night as QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and SYSTEM OF A DOWN are scheduled to appear.

The sixth Brazilian edition of Rock In Rio will take place September 18-20 and September 24-27.

Cooper‘s covers album featuring songs that were originally written and recorded by THE DOORS, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and THE WHO — members of the so-called “Hollywood Vampires” of the early and mid-’70s — is tentatively due this fall. The CD will include “four or five new songs,” which the legendary rocker wrote specifically for the new effort. He told VH1 Radio Network‘s Dave Basner: “We decided that in order to set up the ‘Hollywood Vampires’ thing, you had to kind of tell the story, and you had to write songs that were going to set up the story, and then get into the covers. So we had fun sitting there writing these new songs around it. So it’s going to be quite a package, this thing is.”

Back in 2013, Cooper said about the upcoming CD: “We do a thing in our show, which is a tribute to ‘Hollywood Vampires,’ my drinking club. And it was Keith Moon, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz — a very eclectic bunch of drunks. Half of them are dead, so we do four songs in the show in tribute to them. We do ‘Break On Through’, ‘Revolution’, ‘My Generation’ and Jimi Hendrix‘s ‘Foxey Lady’. I just kind of said, ‘We’ve never done a covers album, let’s think about that.’

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Rocker Marilyn Manson had a surprise guest guitarist during his Hollywood concert on Halloween night.
Johnny Depp, 51, took to the stage to play guitar for Manson’s hit, The Beautiful People, on Friday.
Although Depp had played and recorded with Manson in the past, the actor’s arrival on the stage at the Roxy Theatre was a surprise to the audience.



After playing lead guitar and drums for a You’re So Vain cover on Manson’s album, Born Villain, Depp joined the hard-core rocker in a live show at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in 2012.
All of this music doesn’t mean an end to acting for Depp, an actor so in demand that he has four films already slated for 2015 and 2016 releases.
Recent roles for Oscar-nominated actor have come in films like Transcendence, The Lone Ranger, and Tusk.

In upcoming months the Pirates Of The Caribbean star will appear in Into The Woods as the Big Bad Wolf and in Black Mass as Whitey Bulger.
As for Manson, 45, both music and acting are expected in the near future.
His next studio album is expected in 2015, and his acting gigs have ranged from Once Upon A Time to Sons Of Anarchy.

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Hollywood blockbuster Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 has started production at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
The fifth instalment in the Disney franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, is set to start shooting in mid-February at locations in and around Australia’s most popular tourist destination.
The news comes as a relief to the local film industry after doubts whether a $US20.2 million incentive payment from the Australian government would be enough to lure the production away from South Africa and Mexico, where producers were also in discussions.

Yet the action-adventure film has docked safely on Aussie shores, with a production office already set up and cast and crew from the US arriving.

Work is said to have begun in earnest last week and casting directors are getting set to look for Australian actors to join the A-List cast, says a source employed on the production.
‘It’s with great relief I can say we’re here to say,’ she told the Daily Mail Australia.
‘The production office has been set up, work is beginning on the sound stages and we’re aiming to shoot in early 2015.

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