New project? Johnny Depp says he wants to play Kyril Bonfiglioli’s Charlie Mortdecai

Zoners who worried when Johnny Depp told Rolling Stone‘s Brian Hiatt that he “thinks every day about retirement” can take a deep breath: new movie projects and new characters continue to maintain their allure. In an interview with PopSugar’s Lindsay Miller, Johnny gave a surprising answer when asked about his next project:

Q: What do you want to do next? Is there something that you haven’t done or a story you haven’t told that you really want to?

JOHNNY DEPP: Yeah. There’s a couple of things, you know, that we’ve been talking about for years that we want to get made. There’s a great series of books by a guy named Kyril Bonfiglioli called The Mortdecai Trilogy and there’s one called The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery. And it’s a very funny series of books and a very interesting character.

Q: Okay, so that might be next.

JOHNNY DEPP: Might be. We’ll see. I hope so.

Charlie Mortdecai, the hero of Bonfiglioli’s books, is described as “a wealthy art dealer with a penchant for good food, bourbon, and fine clothes, who frequently finds himself caught up in strange cases of crime and espionage.” Sounds fascinating!

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