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CWIPPERMAN
09-05-2002, 05:56 AM
I'm not really a big Disney movie fan, but here's a story I saw that I know some of you might be interested in...
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Bloom boarding Dis 'Pirates' ship opposite Depp
Wed Sep 4, 2:04 AM ET

By Josh Spector

LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- British actor Orlando Bloom has come aboard the Walt Disney Co.'s "Pirates of the Caribbean," in which he will star opposite Johnny Depp.

Bloom, best known for his role as Legolas Greenleaf in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," plays a young British man who teams up with an honorable pirate (Depp) to save the woman he loves from dangerous pirates. While the female lead has yet to be cast, Geoffrey Rush is set to portray the evil Capt. Blackheart.

The most recent draft of "Pirates," which is based on the Disney theme park ride, was penned by "Shrek" scribes Terry Rosio and Ted Elliott, working from earlier drafts from Jay Wolpert and Stuart Beattie.

"Pirates" is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and executive produced by Bruckheimer Films' Mike Stenson and Chad Oman. Disney production vp Brigham Taylor is overseeing for the studio.

Bloom has appeared in such films as "Black Hawk Down" and "Wilde." He is repped by ICM and the Firm.

Bstanley
09-05-2002, 09:37 AM
Good grief, what is up with Bruckheimer and Disney...

doubletrouble_vb
09-05-2002, 12:36 PM
Gosh Bruckheimer! Depp! For me this becomes a must see movie... however it doesn't seem very "Disney"...and will they re-work the ride to fit the movie? That could actually be neat thing if its a minor re-working.

Planogirl
09-05-2002, 02:50 PM
Johnny Depp as an honorable pirate? OK, I'll give it a chance. :p

and will they re-work the ride to fit the movie? That could actually be neat thing if its a minor re-working.

Gulp... :( The way Disney has been lately, I personally hope that they leave the ride alone.