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Johnny Depp in talks to star in 'Mortdecai'

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MUMBAI: Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Mortdecai, Lionsgate‘sadaptation of The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery by Kyril Bonfiglioli.

David Koepp will helm the project and Eric Aronson will be scripting it.

Depp will also produce the movie with his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowskias well as Andrew Lazar.

Until earlier this year, the project was based at Warner Bros but the studio quietly put it into turnaround. 

Depp will star as Charles Mortdecai, a debonair art dealer and part-time rogue who, according to the studio, "must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold." He also has to juggle angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist.

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