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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Who Is Charlie Mortdecai, Though? Looking for Answers in the Teaser Trailer for Johnny Depp's New Film

UPDATE: The release date for MORTDECAI has been changed to January 23, 2015.

As apparently Johnny Depp's last surviving fan, I often feel the need to remind people that he is actually a pretty great actor when given the right movie. Is his newest film, MORTDECAI, proof of that? Eh, I don't know. But I'd be lying if said I didn't chuckle a few times while watching the teaser trailer (and I do believe that it is in fact a comedy).

Actually, MORTDECAI may be the most Johnny Depp movie we've seen in a while, complete with quirk and inside jokes that we may never understand. The teaser doesn't give away much, except for the fact that Johnny Depp plays the title character, a somewhat sloppy art detective who is inexplicably charming to many (include Gwyneth Paltrow, who's also in the film). More in the synopsis:

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

Again, super Johnny Depp-ish. Jeff Goldblum, Ewan McGregor and Paul Bettany are also in the film that is based on the novel "Don’t Point That Thing At Me" by Kyril Bonfiglioli (Which I'm thinking you may have to be a fan of in order to truly appreciate this trailer. Otherwise, you may be scratching your head through some parts of it like I was). The film is directed by David Koepp, who also directed Depp ten years ago in The Secret Window

Check out the trailer for MORTDECAI:

MORTDECAI opens nationwide on February 6th. 


Maurice Mitchell said...

Wow. I'm not sure if I can handle a movie with both Johnny Depp and Jeff Goldblum. Looks funny though.

Daniel said...

Didn't know anything about this film until I saw the trailer yesterday, I'm definitely interested! I really love Depp even with some of his misstep.

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