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Johnny Depp to star in ‘A Thin Man’?

The 47-year-old star is currently filming the fourth installment of 'Pirates'.

Written by Agencies | London |
October 22, 2010 9:45:29 am

Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp is in talks to play the lead in a big screen adaptation of the crime novel ‘The Thin Man’.

The actor reportedly wants his ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ director Rob Marshall to helm the project,based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett.

Depp is taking a keen interest in the project and is looking to develop a script with producers Infinitum Nihil,Contactmusic reported.

‘The Thin Man’ is about Nick Charles,a detective who gives up his job when he marries a wealthy socialite,ending up an alcoholic. However,he is drawn back for one last job investigating a murder,and he takes his wife along with him.

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Marshall may find it difficult to attach himself with the project as he is already in talks to work a movie based on the musical theatre show ‘Wicked’,a prequel to ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

The 47-year-old star is currently filming the fourth installment of ‘Pirates’. Depp wrapped up the shooting of ‘The Tourist’ with Angelina Jolie earlier this year and is not attached to any new project.

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