Latest casting rumor–Johnny Depp to appear in Wes Anderson’s next movie?

The latest tantalizing Johnny Depp-casting rumor to sweep the Internet has JD joining the ensemble for Wes Anderson’s next film. According to Todd Brown of, “[W]e are told that Anderson is approaching a cast of Johnny Depp, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Angela Lansbury to star in the [as yet untitled] film.” It’s a dream cast — here’s hoping the rumor isn’t just a pipe dream! There has been no confirmation from either the Anderson or Depp camps that an approach has been made, so we’ll just have to wait and see if the rumor has substance. If true, this would mark Johnny’s first appearance in a Wes Anderson film.

The lack of official confirmation hasn’t stopped Entertainment Weekly from speculating (or is that fantasizing?) about what type of role Johnny might undertake in a Wes Anderson film. Their suggestions include “the embittered son with father issues,” “the estranged or reluctant father figure,” “the presupposing author,” “the narrator,” or “the kid on the beach dancing in his underwear.” You can cast a vote in EW’s playful PopWatch poll HERE. The Twitch story is available HERE.

The Zone thanks Gilbert’s Girl for sharing the casting rumor; you can read more about the possible Wes Anderson project on the Zone’s Pit General Discussion forum.