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Johnny Depp Doesn't Work For Less Than $20 Million, Exits Gangster Flick 'Black Mass'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2013 9:16 AM
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According to the always reliable source known as The Internet, Johnny Depp's net worth is in the ballpark of $350 million. Whatever the actual figure is, dude has money to spare and then some, and hell, he owns his own private island in the Bahamas. They say getting rich is easy, but staying rich is hard, and for Depp, that means you have to stick to your principles. So if your fee is $20 million, you don't dare cut it just because some indie movie is having a bit of trouble getting financing together.

Joel Edgerton In Demand: Actor Joins Johnny Depp In 'Black Mass' & Michelle Williams In 'The Double Hour'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 15, 2013 8:11 PM
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The Great Gatsby, Joel Edgerton
Has Aussie actor Joel Edgerton become Hollywood's new it-man? He turned heads with a jerk in 2010's crime thriller, "Animal Kingdom" (we immediately took notice) and gained further acclaim for his toe to toe role with Tom Hardy in the underloved MMA drama "Warrior." Directors of note also took notice. Kathryn Bigelow cast him for a small but important role in "Zero Dark Thirty," and he arguably stole the show from Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and the rest of the cast in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby." So what's next for an encore? Two plum roles in two major projects everyone's keeping a close eye on.

Watch: New Russian Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' Serves Up More Footage & Adventure

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 2, 2013 9:37 AM
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The Long Ranger
As overstuffed as the last two Gore Verbinski-helmed “Pirates of the Caribbean” films were, there’s no denying the fact that the man knows how to stage a set piece. Add this to the fact that “The Lone Ranger” looks to be a fun -- and extremely high-budgeted -- western with no unnecessary 3D post-conversion, and you can count us in. If you still need convincing, the Russian-dubbed international trailer has surfaced online with new footage and, more importantly, more trains.

Johnny Depp To Reteam With Rob Marshall For Musical 'Into The Woods'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 4:08 PM
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While Johnny Depp has only worked with Rob Marshall once, it pretty much changed his career. "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" launched a massive franchise, firmly established Depp as a blockbuster star and launched him into the stratosphere. And while it might have taken a while, it looks like the pair are ready to try and make some magic again.

Preview: 20 Minutes Of 'Lone Ranger' Features Giant Trains, Possessed Rabbits And Palpable Chemistry

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 25, 2013 2:37 PM
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The Long Ranger
One of the biggest question marks of the summer is Disney's colossal "The Lone Ranger" reboot. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski, the epic western looks to contemporize the thirties pulp hero for modern audiences, with Armie Hammer donning the mask and white hat of the titular Ranger, with Johnny Depp, once again in kabuki make-up, assuming the role of Tonto, the Ranger's Native American sidekick and trusted friend. It's a big risk (like $250 million big) to spend so much money on a genre that has more or less been regulated to the sidelines. But last night at a special presentation in New York, Disney (along with Bruckheimer and Hammer, who were on hand for the event) previewed twenty minutes of footage from the movie, and made it known that "The Lone Ranger" can easily compete with all the superheroes and comic book movies the summer of 2013 has to offer.

Watch: International Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' Features New Footage, More Adventure

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 8:44 AM
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The Long Ranger
Yes, we can be snarky and dare we say even snooty sometimes, but the secret you might not know about the fine folks at The Playlist is that we like a good popcorn blockbuster just like anyone else (when done well). And you know what? Yesterday's trailer for "The Lone Ranger" completely sold us on the movie -- or at least, we're optimistic it's going to be some well executed entertainment. This writer tends to forget that the first "Pirates Of The Caribbean" was actually a whole lot of fun (we won't talk about the sequels) and if Gore Verbinski brings that vitality here, he's going to have a major winner on his hands.

Watch: Saddle Up With The New Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' With Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 4:08 PM
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The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer
It seems like it just isn't blockbuster movie season without Johnny Depp wearing funny hats, clothing from Dickensian thrift shops and/or lots of makeup, but this summer he's back with almost all of the above in "The Lone Ranger." The quaint, black-and-white 1950s TV show has been brought to the 21st century with a soaring budget of over $200 million and a bag full of special effects. And now a brand-spanking new trailer has come over the horizon, promising both big time spectacle and Depp quirkiness in equally large servings.

New Posters For Disney's 'The Lone Ranger' Get Up Close & Personal With Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 1:48 PM
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So far, it seems Disney is determined to make sure you don't know that Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer are in "The Lone Ranger." Okay, that's not exactly true. We've had a couple of trailers so far, but in the stills department, not so much, and as you can see from the latest batch above and below, they're going with arty and epic over celebrity.

Watch: Japanese Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' Saddles Up With New Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 8:57 AM
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While superheros will once again dominate the summer season, Disney is hoping that audiences will want to try something a little bit different. Granted, it's a still a movie with Johnny Depp wearing lots of feathers and headgear, but it's in a genre that has traditionally had a mixed track record: the western. However, hoping to tap nostalgia nuts and those looking for a lotta bang for their buck, "The Lone Ranger" is riding over the horizon.

Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' With Johnny Depp Nails Down Spring 2014 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2013 1:25 PM
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Prepare thyselves. The Christopher Nolan-produced, Johnny Depp-starring directorial debut by cinematographer Wally Pfister has nailed down a release date. So let the next twelve months of clue-gathering begin.

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