Wes Anderson Looking At Johnny Depp For Potential Collab, Depp In Need Of Comeback

Dusten Carlson - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 10:01 p.m. ET

A rumored collaboration between Johnny Depp and Wes Anderson might give the actor the boost he needs after a miserable year, with some media outlets predicting the project as a potential comeback for the actor.

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I, for one, didn’t even know Johnny Depp needed a comeback. If you’re like me, let’s review the actor in 2012 real quick. Depp’s 8th collaboration with Tim Burton, Dark Shadows, was a partial flop, only earning $76 million domestically. The Lone Ranger, Depp’s 5th Gore Verbinski collaboration, isn’t doing so hot either, reports the Huffington Post. The budget is “out of control,” leading some to speculate it might be a dud as well. He also lost a second collaboration with Rob Marshall. Then of course, his highly-publicized split from 14-year paramour Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children.

So maybe he does need a little boost after all.

Indie-king Wes Anderson is eyeballing Depp and actor Jude Law for a new project. The director is putting together yet another stylized ensemble film, looking to add some high-caliber star power to a film that could also see the return of frequent collaborators Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody and Willem Dafoe, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

Anderson is currently busy promoting his latest film Moonrise Kingdom, and while his potential Depp collaboration is as yet untitled, he revealed that the script for his 8th film is finished, and that it will take place in Europe. “It’s a film I want to make in Europe, a Euro movie,” he said.

So what kind of character would Depp play in a Wes Anderson flick? EW postulates five possibilities: an embittered son with daddy issues, an estranged or reluctant father figure, an author, the narrator, of the kid on the beach dancing in his underwear. Yeah, I don’t know. You can go vote in their poll though, if you like.

What do you think? Would you see a Wes Anderson/Johnny Depp film? Does Depp need a minor comeback?


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