News bits – Johnny Depp in Wonderland; Jack Sparrow sails again; and Washington Mutual closed down.
Johnny Depp shakes free of the gore from Sweeney Todd and joins Tim Burton again for Alice in Wonderland as the Mad Hatter. The film is set in motion, expected to be released in the spring of 2010.
The fourth installment of Pirates of Caribbean is confirmed, which means, our beloved Capitan Jack Sparrow is ready to sssssail again! Johnny Depp is definitely keeping himself busy. The co-stars Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, however, have yet to decide whether they will appear in the upcoming film.
Washington Mutual, the second largest bank in savings and loan in the U.S. has been shut by the government and sold its assets to JPMorgan Chase & Co earlier today, marking the end of its 119 years of banking history.
The purchase has moved Chase up the banking/credit card hierarchy, making it the second largest bank in the nation, next to Bank of America.