Jerry Bruckheimer Close to Deal with Paramount

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Producer had been with Disney for more than 20 years

Jerry Bruckheimer may have found his new home.

While insiders at Paramount are saying it’s only discussions, Bruckheimer and the studio are close to finalizing an agreement that would give the prolific producer a first-look deal.

It was recently announced in October that Bruckheimer would be ending his deal with Disney and begin shopping for a new one elsewhere after launching several box office successes at the Mouse House including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

Bruckheimer has a handful of films in development at Paramount including sequels to “Top Gun” and “Beverly Hills Cop,” so a move there would make sense.

Paramount had no comment on the deal.

Bruckheimer had been with Disney for more than 20 years but after the recent disappointment of costly Western “The Lone Ranger,” the two parties decided to part ways.

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  1. gin says:

    Why is Hollywood allowing its own brand of outsourcing for the sake of profit?

    More and more Canadian Actors are being cast in American Episodic Television as US Citizens because of the low cost of filming in British Columbia and Toronto. US SAG members are further blocked by Canada’s strict Green Card enforcement. US citizens are having problems staying for pilot season. When will the normally liberal minded Hollywood take up the cause? I for one am tired of Canadians being passed off as US citizens.

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