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Rob Marshall And Johnny Depp Reunite For The Thin Man

Director Rob Marshall will reunite with his Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides star Johnny Depp for the long-discussed adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's 1933 detective novel The Thin Man.

Official word came today from Warner Bros., which also confirmed a report from March that novelist and screenwriter Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) will pen the script.

Famously adapted in 1934 as a comic detective film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, The Thin Man centers on private eye turned professional drunk Nick Charles, his wealthy-socialite wife Nora and their schnauzer Asta. Nick and Nora are drawn into the investigation of a murder involving an eccentric inventor and his grotesque family, trading banter and downing alcohol as they solve the case. The movie spawned five sequels.

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Marshall and John DeLuca's LUCAMAR Productions will produce the new version with Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski of Infinitum Nihil, and Kevin McCormick of Langley Park Pictures.

“John and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project," Marshall said in a statement. "We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembroski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story.”

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