Johnny Depp Teaming Up With Wes Anderson

Johnny Depp will team with the iconic Wes Anderson for his next project.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the Lone Ranger actor will star in Anderson’s next film, which he wrote and will direct, and is being produced and financed by Indian Paintbrush. No details regarding the film’s plot or Depp’s character have been revealed yet, but the project is said to be titled The Grand Budapest Hotel and will mark the filmmaker’s first time shooting in Europe. 

Fans at Comic-Con were wowed last weekend during the Disney Panel, where footage of Depp in The Lone Ranger was screened for a packed Hall H. As for Anderson, his Moonrise Kingdom premiered to rave reviews at Cannes earlier this year. With a wide release on June 29, Moonrise Kingdom has thus far grossed an impressive $44.7 million at the worldwide box office.

While Depp is the first to sign on for Budapest, Anderson is said to be courting Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Angela Lansbury for the film, as well.

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