Real life couple Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis to star in My American Dream
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Apparently, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis didn’t learn anything from Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger (THE GETAWAY) or Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (EYES WIDE SHUT) about starring in a movie with your significant other. The duo are set to star in the Lasse Hallstrom film MY AMERICAN DREAM. In it, Depp will star as Nelson Algren and Paradis will play French author and feminist Simone de Beauvoir. The film will chronicle their long distance relationship through the late 40’s and their travels through South America.
This project seems right for both Depp and Hallstrom since it combines a sweeping, melancholy love story with a political undertone. The real question is whether or not Vanessa Paradis can hold her own with Johnny Depp. Although she has appeared in several films, this will be her first real Hollywood film and it’s a pretty good way to introduce yourself to American audiences. We can presume she has a natural chemistry with Depp and Hallstrom is a talented director.
Source: The Playlist