Throughout the course of his career, Johnny Depp often gets the label of playing the same eccentric character in many of his films — Blow and Transcendence notwithstanding — but for Mortdecai, that aberrant personality fits the bill quite nicely, as the new UK trailer attests.
Stepping into the shoes of Charlie Mortdecai — a roguish art dealer with a fancy for all things expensive — the movie will see Deep’s character search high and wide for an elusive bank code believed to be the key to unlocking a safe filled with long lost Nazi gold.
In this latest clip, we hear the dulcet tones of Stephen Fry guide us through the on-screen mayhem, which tees up the narrative and outrageous tone that we’ve come to expect from Depp when he steps into this brand of action-comedy. For all intents and purposes, his character is a fish out of water, and it’ll be interesting to see the character dynamics between the likes of his wife and ever-reliable helper (played here by Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor, respectively).
Directed by David Koepp (Secret Window, Premium Rush) the film will unite Depp with Paltrow, McGregor, Paul Bettany — for the third time after The Tourist and Transcendence, no less — Olivia Munn, Aubrey Plaza, Oliver Platt, and Jeff Goldblum.
Mortdecai will swagger into theaters on January 23, 2015.
Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (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.