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It’s no lie: Warner Bros.’ Pinocchio project is getting a new writer.
Jane Goldman is in negotiations to work on the script for the project, lending considerable heat to what would see Tim Burton direct Robert Downey Jr. for the first time.
While no deals are in place with Burton and Downey, the two have for months been dancing around the project and talking to the studio about it. Goldman's hiring is meant to bring the courtship to a close and initiate commitments as she will be incorporating Downey's notes.