Depp and Heard headed to London
Published 20/08/2013 | 13:37
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard could be making London their home for a while, as they prepare to shoot new films.
Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny will start filming Rob Marshall's big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into The Woods at Shepperton Studios in south-west London, while Amber is to star in a low-budget drama called London Fields, which will be shot at the Olympic Park.
A source told The Sun that the couple are planning to rent a place together, closer to Amber's set.
"Johnny has done the gentlemanly thing and settled for a place nearer east London. He is looking at places in Kent," the insider said.
Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt and James Corden are also tuning up to star in Into The Woods, while Jim Sturgess and Billy Bob Thornton will join Amber on mystery thriller London Fields.
Meanwhile, Johnny was reunited with his Cry-Baby castmates when he made a surprise appearance at the 9th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute on August 18 in Hollywood.
The 50-year-old, who played teen heartthrob Wade 'Cry-Baby' Walker in the 50s-set satire, joined director John Waters and co-stars Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, Joe Dallesandro and James Intveld (his singing voice) for the Q&A session at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which was moderated by Sex Pistol Steve Jones.
John told The Hollywood Reporter that his lead relished poking fun at his own reputation in the 1990 musical.
"Johnny Depp was sick of playing a teen idol; he couldn't escape an image, so he embraced it and made fun of it. I think if you make fun of what the critics are using against you, nobody can ever use it against you again, and they didn't," he said.