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Disney has hired the screenwriter of Catch Me If You Can to write Pirates of the Caribbean 5. The follow-up to 2011's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be the latest entry in a series that has grossed more than $$3.5bn (£2.2bn) worldwide. Variety reports that Jeff Nathanson is now on board to write the script, with his other previous credits including Rush Hour 2, The Terminal and Tower Heist. Nathanson is also currently writing the script to DreamWorks's adaptation of adventure series The 39 Clues. (more) »

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