By Meg Malone
While we are used to seeing Johnny Depp and Tim Burton collaborations, this time Depp will be working with another beloved director of quirky-awesome films. Yesterday Deadline reported that Wes Anderson has tapped Johnny Depp to star in “The Grand Budapest Hotel” — an upcoming project that Anderson wrote and will also be directing.
This news appears to confirm a report from last week via Twitch that said Anderson had approached Depp — as well as a host of other big names including Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Jude Law — to appear in a yet-to-be-titled project. With the news of Depp’s casting, it seems likely that “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is this previously name-unknown project, so here’s to hoping the rest of the potential casting from that initial report comes to fruition as well.
Anderson’s latest, “Moonrise Kingdom,” arrived in theaters in May, and at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, the trailer screened for Depp’s film “The Lone Ranger,” which is set for a July 3, 2013 release.
In the meantime while we wait for more details on “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” may I suggest we all play a big ol’ round of “Wes Anderson Bingo” to celebrate this casting news?
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