One of the Regulars
Maybe. Possibly. Perhaps...
Rachel McAdams for Nora.
Wow. I was grumbling and cringing with the rest of the crowd, but that... might.just.work.
For some reason that just made it click for me. I could actually see a Depp/McAdams pairing. It made Depp as Nick instantly palatable to me. *shrug* Go figure....
Actually, I guess we should all remember that when Powell and Loy were first cast in the roles themselves, they were seen very differently by the general public. Powell was a "heavy", a bad guy and Loy was still shaking off being cast in every "exotic" role they could force her into. Light romantic banter in a who-done-it would have been no ones choice for these two at the time.
Goes to show you. Ya never really know...
(Though I agree that if Depp and whoever don't have amazing chemistry, go home and forget about it. No one watches the Thin Man for the mystery plots! LOL)