Elizabethtown: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cameron Crowe is said to be zeroing in on an actor to replace Ashton Kutcher in Elizabethtown, a DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures co-production. Orlando Bloom is at the top of Crowe's list, according to sources, and early discussions are under way for Bloom to take the role opposite Kirsten Dunst.

Shooting is scheduled to start in the spring on the project.

Elizabethtown, which Crowe also wrote, is described as an ensemble comedy revolving around two central characters -- Dunst and possibly Bloom. Kutcher was on board but dropped out late last year because of "scheduling conflicts," according to his rep and a rep for Crowe. If a deal were to be made for

Bloom -- whose star status has soared following his turn inPirates Of The Caribbean -- his shooting dates would have to be worked out between Elizabethtown and his next project, Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, for 20th Century Fox.

Brian B.