The blockbuster producer becomes a free agent when his first-look deal with Paramount expires in February
Megaproducer Jerry Bruckheimer’s first look deal with Paramount Pictures will expire in February and will not be renewed, TheWrap has learned.
Reps for Paramount and Bruckheimer had no comment.
Bruckheimer first signed a first-look deal with Paramount in 2013, after Disney failed to renew its 20-year deal with the producer despite the blockbuster success of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise starring Johnny Depp.
At Paramount, Bruckheimer produced last year’s Will Smith sci-fi film, “Gemini Man,” which disappointed at the box office. He also produced next year’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” a sequel to his 1986 megahit starring Tom Cruise.
The blockbuster producer’s films include “Flashdance,” “The Rock,” “Crimson Tide,” “Black Hawk Down,” and “Pearl Harbor,” as well as the franchises “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Bad Boys,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “National Treasure.”
On TV, he created “CSI” and its spinoff series, as well as “Without a Trace,” “Cold Case” and the U.S. version of the long-running CBS reality hit “Amazing Race.”
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