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Might Johnny Depp be joining Tom Hanks in director Kathryn Bigelow's Sleeping Dogs?

10.07.2010
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Kathryn Bigelow's latest sure doesn't feel like it's gonna be short on star power.

Deadline is reporting that the director is looking to cast Johnny Depp in SLEEPING DOGS (formerly TRIPLE FRONTIER and still subject to change), her dramatic follow-up to last year's Oscar-winning THE HURT LOCKER. Just a couple of days ago, it was reported that Tom Hanks was eyeballing one of the film's five main roles (two of which are major leads).

"The picture [is] set in the organized crime haven that exists in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil," writes Deadline.

Depp apparently likes the part, as well as the idea of working with Hanks, but his participation is dependent on figuring out a schedule that will work for him. Come February, the actor will begin production with his long-time collaborator Tim Burton on the film DARK SHADOWS. But, since SLEEPING DOGS is shaping up to be a potential awards darling, everyone involved is evidently looking for a way to allow Depp to do both.

Hanks and Depp together would make for a pretty interesting combination, so I hope it works out. What say you guys to this potential casting?
Extra Tidbit: The corrupt element of the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil is touched upon in Michael Mann's 2006 film MIAMI VICE.
Source: Deadline

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10:37PM on 10/07/2010
Ooooo I like this!!!
Ooooo I like this!!!
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11:10AM on 10/07/2010
The pairing of these two would make for some great cinema.
The pairing of these two would make for some great cinema.
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9:43AM on 10/07/2010
This would be phenomenal casting. Two hollwyood legends paired for the first time ever. I would love to see Jeremy Renner get cast in this somewhere.
This would be phenomenal casting. Two hollwyood legends paired for the first time ever. I would love to see Jeremy Renner get cast in this somewhere.
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12:01PM on 10/07/2010
Legends ? Calm down dude.
Legends ? Calm down dude.
9:41AM on 10/07/2010
I agree with Walrus that Depp has to get away from Burton, even if only for a movie or two. Although by the sound of things Dark Shadows will be more Sleepy Hollow/Ed Wood than Wonka/Alice.
Great sounding movie, too.
I agree with Walrus that Depp has to get away from Burton, even if only for a movie or two. Although by the sound of things Dark Shadows will be more Sleepy Hollow/Ed Wood than Wonka/Alice.
Great sounding movie, too.
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9:14AM on 10/07/2010

Wow.

That's a pretty stellar combination. And the notion of Depp working with someone other than Tim Burton is always welcome to me.
That's a pretty stellar combination. And the notion of Depp working with someone other than Tim Burton is always welcome to me.
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8:26AM on 10/07/2010
Intriguing, im glad it didnt take bigelow to long to do a follow up unlike her ex hope this is better than his follow up to titanic
Intriguing, im glad it didnt take bigelow to long to do a follow up unlike her ex hope this is better than his follow up to titanic
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7:45AM on 10/07/2010

Interesting!

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