Deal Report: April 29, 2011
This week's movers and shakers: Johnny Depp, Katie Couric, and more
? The latest from Middle-earth: Ian Holm will reprise his Lord of the Rings role as an older Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit (Martin Freeman plays the younger Bilbo), while British actor Rob Kazinsky, who was to play dwarf Fili, has dropped out for personal reasons.
? Lars and the Real Girl director Craig Gillespie has signed on to helm the movie adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
? CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric is expected to announce her departure this week. 60 Minutes‘ Scott Pelley is a front-runner to replace her.
? Johnny Depp will be returning to 21 Jump Street. He’ll make a cameo appearance in the big-screen reboot of the ’80s TV crime series.