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Rob Marshall officially in for THIN MAN remake with Johnny Depp

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
May 9th, 2011

It's been rumored for awhile now, but today we have official confirmation that Rob Marshall will reteam with Johnny Deep for the Jerry Stahl-penned THE THIN MAN remake. Marshall will also produce the film with his LUCAMAR Productions partner, John DeLuca.

About the project, Marshall said, "John and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project. We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembroski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story."

The film will see Marshall pairing up again with Depp, the star of his upcoming PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES. Much like his PIRATES, THE THIN MAN will be a departure for the director, who started his feature career directing musical fare, like ANNIE, NINE, and CHICAGO.

The Marshall/Stahl THIN MAN is a remake of the 1934 film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. The original film is a fine mix of comedy and mystery, and truly is a classic treasure. Though like so many remakes, I find it unnecessary, I think Marshall and Depp might be able to pull together the right mix of playful and serious for this one. Or it could be a horrific mess of wasted talent like NINE.

Let's just hope that Marshall and Depp don't get too cozy, we wouldn't want Tim Burton to get jealous.

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