Johnny Depp has officially signed on to star in the remake of Oscar-nominated 1934 film noir The Thin Man .
The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor has signed on to lead the new version of Dashiell Hammett’s film, with his Pirates 4 director Rob Marshall at the helm.
“John and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project,” says Marshall.
“We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembroski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story.”
Marshall appears to have taken on Thin Man while he waits for the film adap of musical Wicked to extricate itself from development hell.
With the original Thin Man following a man and wife team who solve a murder for fun, we can’t help but wonder who’ll be joining Depp as his rich other half.