First Trailer for Dark Comedy 'The Professor' Starring Depp & DeWitt

April 10, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Professor Trailer

"Are you alright?" "Well… no." Saban Films has debuted the official trailer for an indie drama titled The Professor, the second feature from writer/director Wayne Roberts (Katie Says Goodbye). Johnny Depp (yeah, did you forget about him?) stars in this as a world-weary college professor diagnosed with a terminal illness who throws caution to the wind and indulges in numerous vices while attempting to live his life to the fullest. It's described as a dark comedy and has an impressive ensemble cast with Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston, Zoey Deutch, Danny Huston, Justine Warrington, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Kaitlyn Bernard, Odessa Young, and Matreya Scarrwener. This seems like an odd role for Depp to take, but he's been staying out of the spotlight anyway, so why not an indie film. Just doesn't look that great.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Wayne Roberts' The Professor, direct from YouTube (via People):

The Professor Film

The Professor Poster

Johnny Depp delivers a wickedly funny performance as Richard, a buttoned-down college lecturer who, after learning he has six months to live, transforms into a rebellious party animal. To the shock of his wife (Rosemarie DeWitt) and school chancellor (Ron Livingston)—and the delight of his students—Richard leads a hilarious crusade against authority and hypocrisy in this dark comedy. The Professor is both written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Wayne Roberts, his second feature film after making Katie Says Goodbye previously. Produced by Warren Carr, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Greg Shapiro. This premiered at the Zurich Film Festival last year, but not at any other fests. Saban Films will release Roberts' The Professor in select US theaters + on VOD starting May 17th, 2019 just next month. Who's interested?

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It certainly looks good to me. And I think this role is something worth of Johnny Depp. And of course, it would be great if it's done good. Anyway, I'm willing to give it a try ...

shiboleth on Apr 10, 2019


Looks okay. I do like getting Ron in the mix.

DAVIDPD on Apr 10, 2019


Depp and his hair...always failing this way and that way in a very 'strategic''ve always thought he was a bit of a joke and narcissistic bloke... I've a hard time with Dewitt so not too interested in this from 'Johnny'

thespiritbo on Apr 10, 2019


Are you mad that he still looks great?

Willy Billy on Apr 11, 2019


Mad? Are you serious? I won't even dignify with an answer for crissakes!

thespiritbo on Apr 11, 2019


Can't wait for this film.

Juliette Faulkner on Apr 11, 2019


Looks meh. But different for Depp so intrigued on that account.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 11, 2019


This made me laugh. The complete abandon of a man who's going to die. Depp's delivery is spot on.

Quanah on Apr 11, 2019


Depp's performance looks above his average par, Ron Livingston is always good, and the script seems charming. Will check this one out!

Electronic Eric on Apr 12, 2019

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