Johnny Depp and David Koepp are looking to reteam for The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery

Johnny Depp and David Koepp

There was a time, early on in his career, when Johnny Depp never wanted to do large tentpole movies.  But these days, that’s unfortunately pretty much all he does and so whenever he eyes a somewhat smaller film, it’s reason to be excited.  Johnny Depp is looking to fill the void between Rob Marshall’s grand musical adaptation of INTO THE WOODS and the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.  He’s settled on a long brewing adaptation of Kyril Bonfigliol’s final novel, that will reteam him with his SECRET WINDOW director David Koepp.  There’s no official start date yet, but if Johnny Depp wants it to be, this could get going quickly. (THR)

The official Amazon synopsis of Kyril Bonfiglioli’s novel ‘The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery’: Kyril Bonfiglioli’s final novel follows the Hon. Charlie Mortdecai from adventure to misadventure via Jersey and Moscow to a final showdown in a Buckinghamshire bungalow of unparalleled hideousness. Tackling en route an unhealthy sprinkling of well-seasoned academics, a cryptic monk, an aristocratic Chief Constable, and more spies than you could shoehorn into a black stretch limo, Mordecai finds himself embroiled in another mission of international insecurity. Left unfinished at the time of the author’s death, the celebrated satirist and parodist Craig Brown supplies the penultimate, plot-resolving chapter.

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