Reportedly, the man who made eye shadow and prancing cool for guys too in Pirates of the Caribbean is about to join forces with cult director Wes Anderson. The two mega-popular names will pair up on a new project titled The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Depp is on board. Anderson wrote and directed the film and production company Indian Paintbrush will put up the cash.
Deadline Hollywood previously reported the news.
Depp’s latest role has been equally hyped for his depiction of American Indian companion Tonto in The Lone Ranger film reboot. First looks of the set show Deep in true Depp fashion: heavy wardrobe and heavy makeup. Comic-Con attendees got teased with clips this past weekend.
The actor’s take on Tonto and his Native American heritage even got him adopted by the Comanche tribe.
The Lone Ranger will be brought to you by Gore Verbinski, the same creative force that baked up the original three Pirate films.
On Wes’ new film, Depp will join a long list of big names that the icon has directed from behind the lens before. Those names include stars like Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, George Clooney, Bill Murray, and Edward Norton and Bruce Willis on his latest installment, Moonrise Kingdom.
Kingdom has already grossed a solid $44.7 million internationally.
In addition to Depp and the usual suspects, Anderson is said to be working on locking down Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Angela Lansbury for the new project.
Talk about a tease!