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Disney is reportedly planning to continue the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise for two more movies, bringing its total to six. The cast and crew have quietly been told to keep a large block of time open so “Pirates 5” and “Pirates 6” can be shot back-to-back. Disney isn’t commenting on the report. [Hitfix]

]]>Robert Downey Jr. is now adding a musical to his already impressive resume. Downey is set to star in a musical that Warner Bros. just picked up from the Tony Award-winning team behind the musical “Next to Normal,” Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt. The story is about two bankrupt Broadway songwriters who take jobs as theater camp counselors to find inspiration for their big comeback. RDJ will also produce the film with his wife, Susan Downey. [The Hollywood Reporter] Campbell Scott (“Royal Pains”) and Julianne Nicholson (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) will play Peter Parker’s parents in Columbia’s new “Spider-Man” reboot. Parker’s parents were rarely seen in the comics and have never appeared on-screen (they leave Peter an orphan), so it’s unclear how they will factor into the film. Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) has also signed on as a villain named Van Atter. Rhys Ifans was previously cast as one of the movie’s villains. [The Hollywood Reporter] Mel Gibson’s film “The Beaver” has finally been taken off the shelf by Summit Entertainment, which plans to release it in the spring. The film was scheduled to be released this year, but the studio decided to delay it after Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva accused him of abusing her. The film also stars and is directed by Jodie Foster. [The Wrap] Threshold Media Corp. (which owns Spin Move Records) is suing the producers of the film “Catfish” for their use of Singer Amy Kuney’s song “All Downhill From Here.” Threshold has been trying to get the filmmakers to pay licensing fees (which the producers reportedly rejected to do) and filed a lawsuit Dec. 3 claiming copyright infringement. Nevill Johnson, Threshold’s L.A. lawyer, says the producers insist it was a “fair use” of the copyright because their film is a real-life documentary. “Catfish” producer Marc Smerling says, “”This is definitely fair use because it’s a true story. We are hoping to come to fair and equitable arrangement with them.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

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