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The Morning Roundup: Disney Loves Depp, New Trailers, New Casting News

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageDisney has cut a huge deal to keep Johnny Depp very, very busy. There's also news about new remakes in the works, as well as new trailers, including a new TV spot for Oliver Stone's Dubya.

• Rachel McAdams will star alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in Guy Ritchie's upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie, which I find myself unaccountably stoked for.

• The duo behind Harold & Kumar are working on a new project.

• Steven Spielberg says his next project will be based on the science fiction novel Chocky, which follows a boy with an imaginary friend who turns out to be possessed by an alien.

• Disney loooooves Johnny Depp. The megastar will appear in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, as well as Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland as the Mad Hatter and a new version of The Lone Ranger, in which he'll play Tonto. Will George Clooney play the Ranger?

• Anne Hathaway will star in the romantic comedy/drama Opposite of Love.

Cars 2 will hit theaters in 2011.

• Whoa! There's a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in the works?

• Hey, Slashfilm has a look at the teaser poster for Robert Zemeckis' all-CG A Christmas Carol.

• A prequel to I Am Legend is in the works.

• Here's a great-looking new poster for Valkyrie.


• MAJOR SPOILER ALERT: Did someone let slip the big twist at the end of Battlestar Galactica?

• So, does Jennifer's Body suck or not?

• Trailer time!

Oliver Stone's Dubya







Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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