Depp to star in 'Thin Man' re-make

May 9, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca have signed on for a planned remake of "The Thin Man" set to star Hollywood actor Johnny Depp.

Marshall and DeLuca said they will produce the film through their LUCAMAR Productions company.

Marshall and Depp recently worked together on the soon-to-be-released, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."

LUCAMAR Productions joins Infinitum Nihil Company and Langley Park Pictures as production companies on the project. In addition to DeLuca and Marshall, Depp and Christi Dembrowski are producing on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, and Kevin McCormick is producing on behalf of his Langley Park Pictures.

Jerry Stahl is writing the screenplay.

"John and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project. We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembroski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story," Marshall said in a statement.

"The Thin Man" series of big-screen comedy-mysteries from the 1930s and '40s -- based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett -- featured William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a pair of glamorous married sleuths.

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