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While it's long been rumored to be in the works, it has been officially announced that director Rob Marshall and actor Johnny Depp will follow up their upcoming film 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' with a remake of the classic 1934 film 'The Thin Man'.
Based on the Dashiell Hammett novel of the same name, 'The Thin Man' follows retired detective Nick and his beautiful young heiress wife Nora as they engage in their "favorite hobby" (drinking), banter back and forth with brilliant comic timing, and solve a friend's murder. Though there was only one novel involving the characters, the original film was followed by five sequels, so there is definitely potential for a franchise. Originally portrayed by William Powell, it's safe to assume that Depp will be playing the lead role of Nick, with a yet-unnamed actress playing Nora (memo to producer: pleeeease don't let it be Helena Bonham Carter).
There is no announced release date yet, but Marshall aims to begin shooting after Depp has completed Disney's 'The Lone Ranger' (in which he is set to play Tonto), as to give him and producer John Deluca enough time to find just the right leading lady to cast as the quick-witted Nora. While Depp is a talented actor, I just don't know if audiences are ready to see him play yet another witty drunkard (although he'll most likely swap out the Keith Richards look for something more dapper).