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Bruckheimer heading to Paramount?

Jerry Bruckheimer is said to be nearing the completion of a deal that would see him leave his Disney partnership for Paramount.

The Lone Ranger producer has worked at Walt Disney Studios for nearly 20 years, but they announced in September that their partnership would be breaking up, with Jerry's first-look deal not renewed for 2014.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jerry is now in serious talks with Paramount and is close to signing a deal for a new partnership there.

Jerry, who was the producer of the Pirates Of The Caribbean films, is said to want to work on more adult projects which are difficult to find at Disney as they no longer have their Touchstone label, and fewer films are being made there altogether as Marvel, DreamWorks and Lucasfilm now contribute to Disney.

Movie hits that Jerry has been behind include Con Air, Gone In 60 Seconds, Armageddon, Pearl Harbour, National Treasure, Coyote Ugly and Remember The Titans.

He found early success at Paramount with Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun before partnering with Disney.

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