Principal 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!