Rob Marshall signs on to direct Johnny Depp in THIN MAN remake

Rob Marshall (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) has signed on to direct Johnny Depp in a remake of The Thin Man. We first reported on the adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s novel last year. Marshall is now confirmed to direct the remake and John DeLuca (Nine) will produce through the duo’s LUCAMAR Productions company. Marshall seems to work well with Depp and they are both perfect for this film. I can't think of another actor who would be as good a fit for the role of Nick Charles. Who would you like to see cast opposite Depp as Nora Charles? Share your thoughts below. 

Official Press Release:

ROB MARSHALL and JOHN DeLUCA officially sign-on to THE THIN MANremake.

Marshall confirmed to direct the film and Marshall and DeLuca’s LUCAMAR Productions has come on- board as a producing partner.

MAY 09, 2011 (New York, NY) – Rob Marshall and John DeLuca have officially signed on to the Warner Bros. planned remake of THE THIN MAN.  The pair will produce the film via their LUCAMAR Productions banner.  Award-winning director Marshall is also confirmed to direct. The film will reteam Marshall with Johnny Depp, who is attached to star in the project.  The two just worked together on PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES which Disney will be releasing on May 20.

LUCAMAR Productions joins Infinitum Nihil Company and Langley Park Pictures as production companies on the project.  In addition to DeLuca and Marshall, Johnny 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 attached as screenwriter. Says Marshall, “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.”

CAA and Michael Gendler of Gendler & Kelly negotiated the deal with Warner Bros. on behalf of Marshall and DeLuca.  THE THIN MAN is a remake of the Oscar-Nominated 1934 film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.

ABOUT LUCAMAR PRODUCTIONS:

LUCAMAR Productions most recently produced the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Nine,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman,  Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Fergie, Sophia Loren and Judi Dench, which was nominated for four Academy Awards®. Prior to that, LUCAMAR produced the star-studded, NBC television event “Tony Bennett: An American Classic,” which won seven Emmy Awards®, the most of any nominated show that season.

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