The Playlist is reporting that director Rob Marshall has signed on to direct Johnny Depp in The Thin Man. The film will re-unite the two seeing as Marshall just finished directing Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The Thin Man will be a remake of W.S. Van Dyke’s 1934 film and will be based on the book by Dashiell Hammett. It will tell the story of Nick Charles, “who marries into money and gives up a career as a hard-boiled gumshoe to become a semi-professional alcoholic and full-time trophy husband.”
If you ask me it doesn’t sound terribly interesting but with Depp attached there is reason to keep an eye on it. It is unknown if this will be his next film or how it will effect his shooting schedule for The Lone Ranger but expect more news soon.