Johnny Depp Confirmed for Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'
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.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
I'm sure it'll turn out okay. I just have this tiny tiiiiny seed of doubt in my head. TINY.
fem!anon on Jul 16, 2012
No doubt in my mind that it'll be wonderful! Can't wait!
Zeus on Jul 16, 2012
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.
Scotty97 on Jul 16, 2012
Meh, who cares about the c#nts
slowpokee on Jul 17, 2012
Just. Fucking. Awesome.
Floydian on Jul 16, 2012
Johnny Depp and Wes Anderson? Sounds VERY promising and amazing. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
SpanglishLesbilandia on Jul 17, 2012
Agreed. Match made in heaven. Can't believe it's taken this long! This movie's gonna be somethin'.
bozo connors on Jul 18, 2012
Will Tim Burton let him out the cage? Moonrise Kingdom was great, so hope to see moooores.
Carpola on Jul 17, 2012
Unknown on Jul 18, 2012
This is fantastic news!
Traveler on Jul 17, 2012
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