Thursday, November 5, 2009

Depp to Play Tourist with Jolie?

If the film The Tourist sounds familiar to you, that’s probably because it has had more people in and out of it than Euro Disney. First Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron were set to star in the film. Then out stepped Cruise and in stepped Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation) who then stepped back out, citing “creatives differences.” Now Johnny Depp is currently in negotiations to star in the thriller alongside Angelina Jolie.

Depp would play an American tourist who gets caught up in a dangerous situation involving an Interpol agent (Jolie) as she searches for her former flame turned criminal.

The Tourist is a remake of the 2005 French film Anthony Zimmer, which starred Sophie Marceau (Braveheart). The director position has exchanged hands more than a few times as well, going from Bharat Nalluri (The Crow: Salvation) to Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others). Now it is rumored that Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) is interested in taking on the project.

The film has also had its fair share of writers, starting with Julian Fellowes (Vanity Fair) who wrote the original script before Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects) and Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow) were brought in for rewrites.

The teaming up of Alfonso Cuaron, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie would be stellar! I can hardly wait!

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