Articles from October 2013

Johnny Depp Appears in Paul McCartney’s New Video, “Queenie Eye”

6212October 24 marked the release of Paul McCartney’s second video from his new album, aptly named “New.” Titled “Queenie Eye,” after a children’s game, Paul enlisted the assistance of a large group of pals—including Johnny Depp—to appear in the video. A larger picture of Johnny and Paul is available HERE.

Johnny was thrilled to be part of the video. “Being in that room—and especially being in that room with Paul—is uh, yeah, it’s quite a rush because that’s the room that changed the world. To have a collection of masterpieces under your belt and the fact that he has been doing it for as long as he’s been doing it . . . it’s always new, it’s always new for him. He still gets excited about it. He’s still curious. There’s one, you know . . . there’s only one of him.”

Enjoy watching Paul McCartney’s “Queenie Eye.”

The Zone thanks taba for sharing the video.

MORTDECAI begins filming!

6203Principal photography began today, October 21, on Johnny Depp’s new movie, Mortdecai.

The press release from Lionsgate and Oddlot Entertainment reads: “Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment announced today that principal photography has begun in London on the action comedy Mortdecai. Based on the popular three-novel anthology by Kyril Bonfiglioli, which has amassed a significant cult following, the film features an all-star cast including Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn. Guy Burnet, Michael Byrne, Michael Culkin, Jonny Pasvolsky, Ulrich Thomsen, and Paul Whitehouse have also joined the cast of the film which David Koepp is directing from a script written by Eric Aronson. Andrew Lazar, Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski and OddLot’s Gigi Pritzker are producing the project.

“Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said, ‘Kyril created a rich, immersive world with fresh characters, and we are thrilled to bring his beloved story to life with our friends and partners at OddLot. With David Koepp at the helm and a brilliant all-star cast, Mortdecai will captivate audiences and keep them on the edge of their seats.'”

The story line for the movie looks to be a good one: terrorists, stolen paintings, hidden Nazi gold, and of course, the debonair and roguish Johnny Depp.  Good luck and smooth sailing to everyone involved with the production. We’ll be waiting anxiously for this gem to be released in 2014!

Johnny Depp Makes a Surprise Appearance at the BFI London Film Fest Awards Ceremony

6198Saturday night, October 19th, a newly blonde Johnny surprised his friend Sir Christopher Lee by appearing on stage to present Sir Christopher the British Film Institute Fellowship award for his long and illustrious film career.

In his presentation, Johnny said: “It is my great honor to bestow this award to a very great man. He’s inspired me like he has so many, he’s fascinated me like he has so many.

“He’s been a wonderful individual and over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with him and it has been a childhood dream come true. But as great as it is to work with him, that pleasure doesn’t compare with getting to know him and being able to count him as a true friend.

“A national treasure and a genuine artist. I love you!”

A visibly moved Sir Christopher accepted the award by first addressing Johnny: “I don’t know what to say. I didn’t know you were going to be here and it’s a very emotional moment for me as you can probably hear. I must try and pull myself together.”

A little later in his acceptance speech, Sir Christopher again spoke about Johnny’s surprise appearance.

“Somebody told me Johnny wouldn’t be able to come tonight as he was somewhere else in Europe.

“I can’t thank you enough.

“He means an enormous amount to me. He is one of very few young actors on screen today who’s truly a star. I don’t think he likes that expression very much but I’m sure he knows what I mean. Everything he does has a meaning. He’s a joy to work with, an actor’s dream and certainly a director’s dream. I could go on a long time but I’d probably embarrass him.

“I cannot thank you enough for coming here and giving me this award. It’s a great joy to me.”

Congratulations to Sir Christopher on this impressive honor!

To see a larger image of Johnny and Sir Christopher together, click HERE.