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New Photos Of Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer In 'The Lone Ranger'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2012 8:57 AM
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After nearly 150 shooting days, marked by delays due to dust and wind storms, and reported budget overruns, "The Lone Ranger" starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer has now wrapped filming. And now the editing process will begin as Gore Verbinski preps the movie for a summer release next year, but Disney is giving everyone a sneak peek today with a batch of new photos from TV show turned blockbuster. 

Johnny Depp Won't Be In Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 29, 2012 2:38 PM
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Jude Law, Bill Murray, Angela Lansbury? Yep. Johnny Depp? It looks like he won't be checking into "The Grand Budapest Hotel" after all.

Johnny Depp Confirmed For Wes Anderson's New Film ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 16, 2012 10:28 PM
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Well that was fast. Looks like the rumors were true. Johnny Depp has joined Wes Anderson's new film. Not only that, the project -- which will be the director's eighth feature-length effort -- has a title, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which sounds Anderson-like enough (see "The Darjeeling Limited").

Johnny Depp To Reprise 'Edward Scissorhands' For 'Family Guy' Appearance

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 12, 2012 1:41 PM
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While he's been one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood over the past decade or so, when Johnny Depp commits to a role -- he really goes all in. Sure he probably took his paycheck for "The Tourist" with shame, but he's capable of standing out within the blockbuster fluff of films like the recent "Dark Shadows" and pretty much all of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, and is even up for some righteous self parody on shows like Ricky Gervais' "Life's Too Short" and a particularly violent homage wink to the show that helped garner him his initial notoriety in this year's "21 Jump Street." Though for those who long for the early days of Depp -- especially when his work with director Tim Burton was of the more satisfying variety -- then you're in for a treat.

Johnny Depp To Help Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Novel 'House of Earth' Get Published Next Year

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 11, 2012 2:22 PM
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No matter the critical barbs that Johnny Depp's increasingly caked-in-make-up performances garner, it's a fair assumption that a uniquely odd passion project lies behind each dollar earned from them. One of his most recent attempts saw him returning to Hunter S. Thompson's acid-tinged worldview with “The Rum Diary,” which tanked at the box office. But fortunately another literary pursuit is within his reach, this time dealing with the only "fully realized" novel from folk singer Woody Guthrie, who would have been 100 years old on July 14th.

Terry Gilliam Says 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' Is Postponed Again, Has Another Project Which Will Come First

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 11, 2012 11:40 AM
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Let's keep this quick for the sake of unlucky filmmaker Terry Gilliam, who probably winces every time his long-delayed project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" is brought up by the ever-curious media. So for the umpteenth time, the status of his on-again, off-again 'Quixote' film? We'll have to keep waiting unfortunately. "It’s off again now. Postponed until next year at least," Gilliam told The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview.

Wes Anderson Seeking Out Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Angela Lansbury & More For His Next Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 3:32 PM
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"Moonrise Kingdom" not only earned Wes Anderson some of the best reviews in years, but has also done extremely well in limited release, where it's pulled in $37 million worldwide thus far and has been cracking the top ten domestically, even though it's in less than 900 theaters. And it seems he's very eager to get back behind the cameras.

Rob Marshall & Johnny Depp's 'The Thin Man' Remake Put On Hold By Warner Bros. For Now

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 22, 2012 9:03 AM
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Despite being on the hunt for a female co-star merely weeks ago, Warner Bros. has now pushed aside Rob Marshall and Johnny Depp's remake of "The Thin Man," noting that the project was never officially greenlit and that original plans have been temporarily shelved for now as Marshall is moving forward with his adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into The Woods" instead and Depp wants to "take some time between films."

'The Lone Ranger' Is Over Budget & Behind Schedule With Rewrites Already Underway

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2012 9:45 AM
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Well, you can't blame Disney for at least trying. Last year, already sensing that "John Carter" was going to be a costly disaster (which it turned out to be), Disney began tightening the reins on the other big expensive tentpole movie they had in development, "The Lone Ranger." And they had reason to be worried. Originally budgeted at $250 million, the studio forced director Gore Verbinksi and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to scale it back to $215 million, with some of the more razzle dazzle setpieces and sequences either cut out completely or reconfigured, and principal cast and filmmakers all taking pay cuts (though with more promised if the movie was a hit). Once the studio was happy, the film was back on track, but it looks like Verbinski's reputation that he earned on the 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' films for sending costs soaring is being lived up to again.

The Essentials: The 5 Best Johnny Depp Performances

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 9, 2012 3:01 PM
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Despite the relative disappointment of "Dark Shadows" (and the film's closing on $200 million worldwide, which is nothing to be sniffed at), Johnny Depp is still one of the biggest stars in the world, something sure to only be further cemented by next year's "The Lone Ranger." And the actor must have had one of the most curious career paths of the top-tier actors: from horror movie fodder in "Nightmare on Elm Street" to war movie bit-parter in "Platoon" to TV hearthrob in "21 Jump Street" to freakish leading man in "Edward Scissorhands" to leading man in indie-minded films like "Benny & Joon" and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" to would-be mainstream leading man in "Chocolat" and "From Hell."

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