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Depp is a Tourist?

11.04.2009

This week on THE TOURIST... Johnny Depp!

The talent involved with this tumultuous thriller seem to be taking the title seriously, stopping in for a short stay before moving on to other destinations.

First, Tom Cruise exited the project and Sam Worthington hopped on board to join Charlize Theron in the film. Then she also bought a ticket to Splitsville, and Angelina Jolie stepped in to lick the leftovers. And now Depp is sliding in as the male lead.

Of course, the project is also once again seeking a director, after Bhallat Nalluri (MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY) departed and replacement Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (THE LIVES OF OTHERS) barely stayed long enough to warm the seat cushion. Alfonso Cuaron (CHILDREN OF MEN) is the latest to discuss the possibility of maybe directing but first leaving.

Eventually the project will works its way through everyone until it stars Linda Hunt and Kermit the Frog, directed by Jess Franco.

The movie (a remake of the 2005 French film ANTHONY ZIMMER) involves "a female Interpol agent chooses an everyman American tourist visiting France and dangles him as bait in the hunt for a wanted criminal, who's also her former lover."

Extra Tidbit: Jolie just finished another Cruise swap-out, replacing him in the espionage thriller SALT.
Source: Variety

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2:55PM on 11/05/2009
Jess Franco to direct the movie ?! :D
Fraking good idea !
Jess Franco to direct the movie ?! :D
Fraking good idea !
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1:17PM on 11/05/2009
Linda Hunt sure, but Kermit the Frog....not sure he's got the range to take on a role like this. But hey anyone willing to flick his tongue at Miss Piggy's bacon should get consideration.
Linda Hunt sure, but Kermit the Frog....not sure he's got the range to take on a role like this. But hey anyone willing to flick his tongue at Miss Piggy's bacon should get consideration.
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8:41AM on 11/05/2009

Yes.

Fantastic. While I'm indifferent to what this film is actually like, I'm hoping for a sex scene. Depp is one of the most beautiful men alive, and I'm more than slightly gay for Jolie.
Fantastic. While I'm indifferent to what this film is actually like, I'm hoping for a sex scene. Depp is one of the most beautiful men alive, and I'm more than slightly gay for Jolie.
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7:59AM on 11/05/2009
this should be good as long as the script is there and there's a good director. Depp and Joile. COOL!
this should be good as long as the script is there and there's a good director. Depp and Joile. COOL!
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7:03AM on 11/05/2009
I'm not crazy about Worthington. I don't understand why he's everywhere. He seems very generic and not very special or unique. Most actors have something about them. Worthington I guess is they he makes me bored and uninterested. Talented trait. ;)
I'm not crazy about Worthington. I don't understand why he's everywhere. He seems very generic and not very special or unique. Most actors have something about them. Worthington I guess is they he makes me bored and uninterested. Talented trait. ;)
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1:42AM on 11/05/2009
The original French film was boring and predictable, I dont understand why they are remaking it.
The original French film was boring and predictable, I dont understand why they are remaking it.
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1:03AM on 11/05/2009
I'm with 'iraino' on this. Depp AND Jolie? Wow... I'm in!!!
I'm with 'iraino' on this. Depp AND Jolie? Wow... I'm in!!!
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12:20AM on 11/05/2009

Nice

Still never really on board with Angelina as an ACTRESS but I'm getting more excited about this by the day!! I want updates on Depps The Rum Diary too!! I 'm so pumped for that.
Still never really on board with Angelina as an ACTRESS but I'm getting more excited about this by the day!! I want updates on Depps The Rum Diary too!! I 'm so pumped for that.
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12:07AM on 11/05/2009

HOLD UP!

Im mad confused. Did Worthington get the boot or is he still in film just not as the lead. That would suck if he got axed just cause Theron said peace.
Im mad confused. Did Worthington get the boot or is he still in film just not as the lead. That would suck if he got axed just cause Theron said peace.
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12:14AM on 11/05/2009
I think he's on board as the Antagonist.
I think he's on board as the Antagonist.
8:05AM on 11/05/2009
Both Worthington and von Donnersmarck just left over the standard "creative differences".
Both Worthington and von Donnersmarck just left over the standard "creative differences".
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11:39PM on 11/04/2009
Depp & Jolie?!!! I can't wait to see it!
Depp & Jolie?!!! I can't wait to see it!
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11:08PM on 11/04/2009
Isn't this the plot to the old Anthony Edwards movie, "Gotcha"?
Isn't this the plot to the old Anthony Edwards movie, "Gotcha"?
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11:20PM on 11/04/2009
Haha, I said the same thing when it was first announced. Man, I love that movie. Such a slice of 80s.
Haha, I said the same thing when it was first announced. Man, I love that movie. Such a slice of 80s.
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