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Thursday 5 March 2015

Depp set to play Mortdecai rogue?

Johnny Depp is said to be in talks for Mortdecai
Johnny Depp is said to be in talks for Mortdecai

Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star as a wealthy art dealer and part-time rogue in Mortdecai.

The Wrap said that the actor, who will also co-produce the film, is "nearing a deal" for the film adaptation of Kyril Bonfiglioli's novel The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery.

Jurassic Park screenwriter David Koepp is set to direct from a script penned by Eric Aronson (On the Line).

The Lone Ranger star is in talks to play Charlie Mortdecai, a wealthy art dealer and part-time rogue who attempts to recover a stolen painting which is said to contain a code to a bank account containing Nazi gold.

Johnny has Into The Woods and Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 coming up and is about to finish filming sci-fi movie Transcendence.

Lionsgate is set to make Mortdecai, The Wrap said, after the film was previously in development for years at Warner Bros, but did not get off the ground.

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