Johnny Depp takes the lead in Mortimer Wintergreen
Even though Johnny Depp was relatively quiet in 2012 with DARK SHADOWS coming out to little to no fanfare as well as a small cameo in 21 JUMP STREET, he seems to have a couple of new films on the horizon that will show off his quirky character acting in THE LONE RANGER, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 and the upcoming MORTIMER WINGERGREEN on the horizon. MORTIMER WINTERGREEN is based on the 1987 novel by Myron Levoy and follows a brother and sister who run into a traveling magician after running away from their home. Johnny Depp would of course play Mortimer Wintergreen who I can only assume is the magician with a flair for the dramatics. It sounds like a good role for him and will have him teaming with director Susanna White (NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS) and screenwriter Jack Thorne (TV’s Skins) when it comes to fruition. We’ll keep you posted on the status of the film when we know more.
Johnny Depp can be seen next in THE LONE RANGER which opens in theaters on July 3rd, 2013. (THR)