Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow star in the new Mortdecai trailer

I feel like I hate on Johnny Depp a lot, but the truth is that I don’t hate the guy.  I’m just really tired of seeing him in bad movies.  I’d love to see him in something other than Pirates or a Tim Burton movie that I actually liked.  His next leading role is in the offbeat comedy MORTDECAI and the trailer just doesn’t look very good.  I’m not sure if it’s the way the trailer was cut or if they didn’t have much to work with, but it doesn’t work.  Depp’s comedic timing seems off and the supporting cast, as great as they may be, don’t seem to be on their game.  I can’t imagine the studio has much hope for this one since they’re dumping it at the end of January, but I’m sure the star power alone will drive people into the theater.  Check out the new trailer below and see for yourself.

The official synopsis for Mortdecai: Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumoured to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.  MORTDECAI stars Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum, Olivia Munn, Oliver Platt and Paul Bettany.  The David Koepp directed film hits theaters on January 23rd.

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