Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Win Premiere Tickets
To see Mission: Impossible in Vienna.
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Images
Chinny reckoning
Simon Kinberg Talks Deadpool
''It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo...''
Mark Wahlberg Joins Mile 22
Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey already aboard
Exclusive First Trailer For Spanish Thriller Marshland
The acclaimed serial killer mystery gets a poster too
Stana Katic Ready For The Rendezvous
Raza Jaffrey co-starring in the adventure film
New Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp Trailer Online
Introducing Jon Hamm!
Hawk The Slayer To Return In A Sequel
Terry Marcel prepping Hawk The Hunter
Exclusive First Look At Nicholas Hoult In Kill Your Friends
How to get ahead in the record industry
The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015: In Review
Inside Out and 45 Years take a bow
Paul Thomas Anderson Tackling Pinocchio Script
For Robert Downey Jr.'s planned film of the fairy tale
Gattaca's Andrew Niccol Writing Monopoly
As Lionsgate takes over the rights to the game adaptation
Full Steve Jobs Trailer Takes The Stage
Michael Fassbender wants to show us something...
J.K. Simmons And Michael Keaton Won't Visit Kong: Skull Island
A shooting schedule shift means they've jumped ship
Fatal Attraction Miniseries In The Works
Hop for your lives, bunnies!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 June 2015
New Poster For Johnny Depp's Black Mass
Capping on the dock of the bay
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
American Pastoral
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Son Of A Gun (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Mortdecai (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Into The Woods (2015)
Empire Star Rating
For No Good Reason (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Gwyneth Paltrow Up For Mortdecai
Ewan McGregor may also join Johnny Depp

25 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Having ditched his planned Whitey Bulger pic, Johnny Depp has acted quickly to plug the gap in his schedule, pencilling in old Secret Window mucker David Koepp’s next film, Mortdecai. It appears he’ll have company in the shape of Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor, who are now in talks to co-star.

Koepp is directing the script based on Eric Aronson’s script, adapted from Kyril Bonfiglioli’s books. Depp will be Charles Mortdecai, a roguish, anti-hero art dealer who must race to recover a stolen painting.

It’s not just any piece of artwork: this particular daubing is rumoured to hide a code to a lost bank account that is stuffed with Nazi gold. So you know he’s not just doing it for the love of art.

There’s no mention of who Paltrow or McGregor would play, but if they lock in deals, they’ll report to the set later this year, as Koepp is planning a shoot once Depp has finished work on Wally Pfister’s Transcendence and Rob Marshall’s latest musical, Into The Woods (which got some new blood recently).

Paltrow, last seen kicking ass as Pepper Potts in Iron Man 3, will next show up in Thanks For Sharing, due out here on September 13. McGregor has August: Osage County, Son Of A Gun and, in an unrelated firearm title, Jane Got A Gun all in various stages of production.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Matt Damon Talks Elysium
And nearly headlining Avatar
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Am I alone in thinking that Mr Depp is the most over-rated actor working? Big fan fan of Ewan's though. More

Posted by C K Dexter Haven at 06:08 on 25 July 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Terminator Genisys: Empire's Verdict
It wants your clothes and your (re)boots

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains exclusively revealed!

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Podcast 167: Emily Mortimer, Robert Sheehan, Corin Hardy
It's the live Edinburgh special round 2!

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)