News Shorts: March 9th 2011

Posters for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Beginners, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, Detention, Bad Teacher, Source Code.

Photos of Brad Pitt on the set of Cogan’s Trade, Ryan Reynolds shooting Safe House, and two actors plus a ripped out spine from Mortal Kombat: Rebirth,

There’s also the first stills from Guy Maddin’s Keyhole, and an important but poorly executed online PSA video about women’s rights which features Daniel Craig plays James Bond in drag.

“Warner Bros is making some of its films available on Facebook, opening up a new revenue source for the Internet social network. The service will initially be available in the United States with “The Dark Knight” being the first film available…” (full details)

“20th Century Fox is in final negotiations to acquire Danish screenwriter Stefan Jaworski’s spec thriller script “The Last Witness”. The story follows the lone survivor of a bombing in Boston…” (full details)

“John Stamos, Rob Lowe, Jerry O’Connell, even Martin Sheen and Heather Locklear are all being touted as potential replacements for the just fired Charlie Sheen on CBS’ sitcom ratings juggernaut “Two and a Half Men”…” (full details)

“English actress Natalie Dormer (“The Tudors,” “Captain America”) has been added to ABC’s “Poe”, the period procedural series set in 19th century Boston starring Chris Egan as Edgar Allan Poe…” (full details)

“Big-time producer Neal Moritz’s Original Film banner has extended its first-look deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment through 2015…” (full details)

“NBC has announced the dates of its season finales: “Harry’s Law” on April 4th, “30 Rock” on May 5th, “Community” on May 12th, “Chuck” on May 16th, “The Office” & “Parks & Recreation” on May 19th, and “The Event” on May 23rd…” (full details)

“IFC Midnight has nabbed the North American distribution rights to Todd Rohal’s comedy “The Catechism Cataclysm,” which world premiered in Sundance. The film follows a disgraced priest and a former guitarist setting out on a what turns out to be a very weird canoe trip…” (full details)

“”Harry Potter” star Emma Watson announced Monday that she will be taking a leave from Brown University to complete her commitments to the “Harry Potter” franchise and other acting roles…” (full details)