Tim Purtell
March 18, 1994 AT 05:00 AM EST

Reuniting: Will lightning strike thrice? Francis Coppola and Marlon Brando, who made 1972’s The Godfather and 1979’s Apocalypse Now, are collaborating on Don Juan DeMarco and the Centerfold. The drama, to be produced (but not directed) by Coppola, is about a psychiatrist (Brando) whose patient (Johnny Depp) thinks he’s the fabled lover….

Plotting: Newly minted leading man Jim Carrey will star in Dumb and Dumber, a comedy about two dim guys pursuing the same gal, to begin filming in May. No animals have been cast.

Prepping: Talk about a net gain. Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio starts shooting The Basketball Diaries in New York City this month. DiCaprio plays rocker/poet Jim Carroll in a biopic based on his 1978 memoirs; the author will have a cameo.

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