Johnny Depp Confirmed for Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

July 16, 2012
Source: Deadline

Johnny Depp

Just before Comic-Con kicked off last week, where we caught the first glimpse of footage of Johnny Depp alongside Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger, there was word that the Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland star was one of several cast members being eyed by writer/director Wes Anderson for his next feature film. Now Deadline not only confirms that Depp will star in the film, but also gives us the title The Grand Budapest Hotel. Unfortunately, that's about as specific as the details get, but remember that Anderson has said it will take place in Europe and looks back at some of the time Anderson spent in France.

With Depp being confirmed, it's likely only a matter of time before we hear the other names from the previous story officially joining the cast. Anderson's previous collaborators Bill Murray, Owen Wilson,Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody and Willem Dafoe were all being lined up for roles, and in addition to Depp, there was Jude Law and Angela Lansbury in the running to work with the filmmaker for the first time. The film also reunites Wes Anderson with Indian Paintbrush, the company behind Moonrise Kingdom which is essentially the indie darling of the summer, maybe the year.

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  • fem!anon
    I'm sure it'll turn out okay. I just have this tiny tiiiiny seed of doubt in my head. TINY.
  • Zeus
    No doubt in my mind that it'll be wonderful! Can't wait!
  • Scotty97
    Ah, fvck. Johnny Depp is the last thing a Wes Anderson movie needs. Tons of confused soccer moms and teenies who will whine about the movie being "slow" or "not getting" the jokes.
    • slowpokee
      Meh, who cares about the c#nts
  • Floydian
    Just. Fucking. Awesome.
  • Johnny Depp and Wes Anderson? Sounds VERY promising and amazing. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
    • bozo connors
      Agreed. Match made in heaven. Can't believe it's taken this long! This movie's gonna be somethin'.
  • Will Tim Burton let him out the cage? Moonrise Kingdom was great, so hope to see moooores.
    • Unknown
  • Traveler
    This is fantastic news!




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