Under the proposed deal, Hasbro would pay a mix
of cash and stock, though an exact price has not been determined
yet, the newspaper reported.
DreamWorks spokesman Matthew Lifson and Hasbro spokeswoman Julie
Duffy said separately that the companies do not comment on
rumors and speculation.
The talks with Hasbro come more than a month after discussions
with Japan's Softbank <9984.T> fell apart, with one source
citing price as a dissuading factor.
Negotiations between the Hasbro and DreamWorks are continuing
and may still fall apart, the newspaper quoted the people as
DreamWorks shares closed at $22.37, giving it a market value of
$1.91 billion. Hasbro stock closed at $57.47, with a market
capitalization of $7.22 billion.
(Reporting by Supriya Kurane in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar
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