Johnny Depp in talks to Play The Thin Man

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Mickey Caesar, Oct 21, 2010.


  1. IMO, Rachel Weisz has had great chemistry with all of her male leads, from the goofy (Brendan Fraser in "The Mummy") to the sublime (Ralph Fiennes in "Sunshine").
     
  2. Blackjack

    Blackjack One Too Many

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    I love the idea of a new spin on the Thin Man and I think Depp is a fine choice. He has a charming wit combined with the ability to play a serious even dangerous character. I think Rachel McAdams might make a good Nora, but even more important is who's going to play Asta...
     
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  4. Feraud

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    Rachel Weisz would be perfect.
     
  5. Chaps

    Chaps One of the Regulars

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    amen!
     
  6. FountainPenGirl

    FountainPenGirl One of the Regulars

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    I keep thinking this all comes back to that they are officially out of new ideas. Just looking today is the first I heard of this. I didn't read the whole thread but has anybody heard if they are going to do the remake in the '30's. I've been a "Thin Man" fan for many years and think the stories will only work in thier original time. So many things have changed I don't believe much from the originals would translate well to present. I like Depp and he's done a number of "period part". He seems to adapt well to many different characters but I don't know about having anyone else in the role of Nick & Nora. I'm a huge William Powell fan and with Myna Loy they were such naturals in those roles I just can't imagine anyone else doing the parts justice.

    On another note I was also a "Dark Shadows" fan. It will be interesting to see what Depp does with Barnabus Collins. I haven't noticed any talk come up on the Lounge about this remake. This maybe should be another thread but are there any other "Dark Shadows" fans in the Lounge.
     
  7. Fly Boy

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    Am I the only one who feels like Johnny Depp has been more of an impressionist than an actor in a lot of his recent roles? I just get this inherent smugness which I'm starting to really dislike. More work like the Ninth Gate would set him back on the path of the righteous in my book.
     
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    FountainPenGirl asked the same question I was thinking - are they going to keep it a period film, or try to modernize it?
     
  9. Fly Boy

    Fly Boy One of the Regulars

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    If they transfer it to modern times, I won't watch it. What would be the point?
     
  10. Feraud

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    Agreed. A couple of modern day alcoholics solving crimes doesn't sound too appealing.
    The original Thin Man at least has great eye candy in terms of clothing, cars, and a supporting cast of Damon Runyonesque shady characters. ;)
     
  11. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    According to Rob Marshall...


    "Its going to be a re-imagining of The Thin Man," says Marshall. "We're writing it now and Johnny is also co-producing. It will be set in the Thirties but we'll do our own version. I would never take The Thin Man out of that era of speakeasys, Martinis and murder...."
     
  12. Effingham

    Effingham A-List Customer

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    Indeed -- it would be horribly politically incorrect.

    "Nick, I heard you retired."

    "My wife inherited a railroad. I manage it for her."

    And all the drinking.

    It wouldn't work as a contemporary piece. Not unless they... >gulp<.... CHANGE it.
     
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    I dislike the the term re-imagining but reading they are keeping it in the 30s and in the context of excessive booze and murder is reassuring. :)
     
  14. RBH

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    This is the '31 version of The Maltese Falcon.

    [video=youtube;QYwrRCE9uJY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYwrRCE9uJY&feature=relmfu[/video]

    I prefer the '41 remake with Bogey.
     
  15. caul

    caul New in Town

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    The other day I thought of someone that might be able to pay Nora- Parker Posey. I think she would look great in the style of the era and I think she could really pull off the deadpan humor.
     
  16. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    I think Drew Barrymore could make it work as Nora.
     
  17. I don't quite see that. Drew doesn't seem to play the sophisticate much. Could be a breakout part.
     
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    Parker Posey would make an interesting casting choice. I also think she could pull off the style and humor required for the part.
     

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