After more than a year of discussion and speculation, today comes word from Warner Bros that the studio is moving forward with its remake of The Thin Man, based on the Oscar-nominated 1934 film, itself based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.
Johnny Depp is attached to star, reuniting him with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides helmer Rob Marshall. The two will also produce the new film along with On Stranger Tides producer John DeLuca.
In the remake, Depp will play Nick Charles, a private detective married to a wealthy socialite, Nora. The pair, along with their dog, Asta, work together to solve cases.
“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.”
William Powell and Myrna Loy held the leading roles in the original film, which spawned five sequels and a television series.