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Captain Jack is back. Disney unveils the title and release date for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4,' 'Basketball Diaries' author Jim Carroll passes away at 60, Chris Evans reveals he won't be returning for another 'Fantastic Four,' and more of today's top movie headlines. Captain Jack Sparrow is swasbuckling his way back into theaters come summer 2011. Disney and an in-character Johnny Depp made the announcement at the studios D23 presentation on Friday, also unveiling the film's title: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.' While the plot has yet to be revealed, the film does share a title with a pirate adventure novel by Tim Powers. Interesting ... [Cinematical]


Jim Carroll, poet, punk rocker and famed author of 'The Basketball Diaries,' died of a heart attack Friday at the age of 60. A fixture of the '70s and '80s New York City art and punk scenes, Carroll became famous for 'Diaries,' his autobiographical tale about being a high-school basketball star whose life spirals out of control when he becomes addicted to drugs. Leonardo DiCaprio starred in the 1995 movie adaptation. [Variety]


'Fantastic Four' lovers may want to sit down and/or grab a box of tissues. Fan fave Chris Evans, who played Johnny Storm, aka, the Human Torch, in the first two 'Fantastic' films, has confirmed that he probably will not be returning for Fox's previously announced franchise reboot. Says Evans, "I don't think I'm going to be involved in it. I would imagine a reboot would be -- a reboot." Word. [Cinematical]


Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton and Damon Wayans Jr. have signed on to star alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in 'The Other Guys,' a buddy-cop action-comedy from 'Talladega Nights' director Adam McKay. Ferrell and Wahlberg play the cops, though we're guessing one is a more able officer than the other. [The Hollywood Reporter]


James McAvoy and Robin Wright Penn will star in director Robert Redford's'The Conspirator,' about the real-life aftermath of President Lincoln's assassination. Penn will play a woman charged with aiding and abetting John Wilkes Booth and other conspirators, and McAvoy will portray the idealistic young attorney who reluctantly agrees to defend her ... and ultimately comes to believe in her innocence. [Variety]


'Watchmen' star Jeffrey Dean Morgan in in final negotiations to join MGM's upcoming 'Red Dawn' remake. He'll play Lt. Andrew Tanner, a special forces leader who aids a ragtag group of teenagers that form a resistance when Russian and Chinese soldiers invade the U.S. [EW.com]


Tyler Perry's 'I Can Do Bad All By Myself did really, um, good at the box office this weekend, racking up $24 million to claim the No. 1 spot and smoking all rivals in the process. The animated adventure '9' finished second with $10.9 million, and 'Inglourious Basterds' third with $6.5 million. [PopEater]


Gabriel Macht, Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt have joined Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal and Judy Greer in director Edward Zwick's romantic dramedy 'Love and Other Drugs.' Macht will play a hotshot Prozac salesman who competes with a traveling Viagra salesman (Gyllenhaal) for the affections of a free-spirited woman with Parkinson's (Hathaway). Prozac vs. Viagra ... tough choice. [The Hollywood Reporter]