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'Pirates' going 3D for Disney, USA grabs two new pilots,

  • USA has picked up two new pilots: Necessary Roughness, about a female sports therapist/divorcée, and A Legal Mind, which follows a bright man who gets a job at a law firm without a college degree. I’ll choose to call the latter Doogie Howser, LP. [THR]
  • Disney plans to shoot 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 3D. Barrels of rum that pop out at you? That’s such a tease, Disney. [Variety]
  • Speaking of Disney, the studio has made a seven-figure pitch deal for a live-action re-imagining of Cinderella, which will be penned by The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna. Meryl Streep, looking to stretch herself, will sign on to play the glass slipper. [Deadline]
  • Ellen Page will star in a feature based on Cynthia Wade’s short documentary Freeheld. [THR]
  • Wayne McClammy, the director of viral videos “I’m F–king Matt Damon” and “I’m F–king Ben Affleck,” is in talks to direct comedy Desperados. The film, which is being developed for Isla Fisher, follows a woman who travels to Mexico to intercept an indignant email sent to her comatose boyfriend. God, I hate when that happens. [THR]
  • John Hurt has been tapped to star alongside Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier’s disaster movie Melancholia, a “beautiful film about the end of the world,” according to executive producer Peter A. Jensen. Okay, if the world were ending, I wouldn’t just be melancholy. Shouldn’t this film be called Panic-ia? [THR]
  • Relativity Media has acquired sci-fi thriller Skyline, directed by Greg and Colin Strause, who worked on the visual effects for Avatar, Iron Man 2, and 300. The film is set in an L.A. high-rise, where a group of friends discover they are among the survivors after “most of humanity was wiped out by a deadly unknown force.” God, Spencer Pratt’s bulls–t just gets stronger and stronger every day, doesn’t it? [Deadline]

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