Johnny Depp has been confirmed to star in a remake of the 1934 comic detective classic, The Thin Man.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall will helm the remake, and now it seems that he plans to reunite with Pirates star Johnny Depp, who has been cast as the male lead.

The original film was based on a novel of the same name from author Dashiell Hammett, and was such a success that it lead to a total of five sequels. The plot follows a ex-detective and his rich socialite wife, who sip martinis and solve mysteries, just for the fun if it. The on-screen chemistry between the original Nick and Nora Charles, played by William Powell and Myrna Loy, and the witty dialogue between the pair was certainly part of what made the film such a hit, and it will be interesting to see if the team surrounding this project are able to recreate the dynamic.

Marshall will be teaming with John DeLuca for the film, which will be released under their production company, LUCAMAR Productions. The pair are said to be, “looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story.”

Marshall was also supposed to be working in a film adaptation of the stage musical Wicked, which seems to have been held up in development. Meanwhile, rumours are flying as to who might be cast opposite Depp as the iconic Nora Charles. Suggestions so far have included everyone from Source Code‘s Michelle Monaghan to Sandra Bullock, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

We’ll keep you posted!

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