Johnny Depp and Wes Anderson: A match made in movie heaven, for sure.
The "Dark Shadows" star and "Moonrise Kingdom" maestro are joining forces for "The Grand Budapest Hotel," according to Deadline. A Depp-Anderson collaboration could very well guarantee that "Hotel" is destined to be one of the most hotly anticipated movies of all time.
No plot details of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" have been released, but Wes Anderson had recently revealed a casting wish list that included Depp, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Angela Lansbury and, of course, Bill Murray. Depp has since moved from the "wish list" to the "reality list" ... and we don't think Anderson will have any problem signing on any of the others, either.
Anderson's latest, "Moonrise Kingdom," has gone on to become the sleeper hit of the summer as it's earned more than $40 million since it opened in limited release on May 25. If you haven't seen it yet, you most definitely should — and be prepared to want to go out and buy camping equipment afterwards.
Johnny Depp is currently still shooting "The Lone Ranger," the first footage of which was revealed this past week at the San Diego Comic-Con. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" might very well be his next project as production on "The Thin Man" has been postponed.
We're so glad this news post wasn't "Johnny Depp Signs On For Yet Another Tim Burton Movie." Depp's gotten lazy hanging with Burton so much (and vice-versa), and Wes Anderson is just the director to bring the greatness out of him once again.