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Rob Marshall to Direct Warners Thin Man Remake with Johnny Depp as Nick; Who's Nora?

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 9, 2011 at 8:34AM

It's official: Rob Marshall and John DeLuca will produce a remake of The Thin Man through their LUCAMAR Productions, with Marshall directing. Johnny Depp will star and Jerry Stahl (Bad Boys II) is scripting the "classy and classic project," as Marshall calls it. He is "overjoyed" to work with Depp again, natch (he directed him in this summer's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), and says:"We are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story."
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It's official: Rob Marshall and John DeLuca will produce a remake of The Thin Man through their LUCAMAR Productions, with Marshall directing. Johnny Depp will star and Jerry Stahl (Bad Boys II) is scripting the "classy and classic project," as Marshall calls it. He is "overjoyed" to work with Depp again, natch (he directed him in this summer's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), and says:"We are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story."

The iconic 1934 film (based on the last novel by Dashiell Hammett) was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred William Powell and Myrna Loy (pictured) as witty tipplers Nick and Nora Charles. So now the question is, who should play Nora character to Depp's Nick? And don't forget Asta.

Depp is also producing, as are Christi Dembrowski (Infinitum Nihil) and Kevin McCormick (Langley Park Pictures).

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Headliners, Studios, In Production, Remake, Classics, Johnny Depp, Warner Bros./New Line


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.