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Rob Marshall To Adapt Hollywood Classic

Written by: FFT Webmaster | May 13th, 2011

Rob Marshall is on board to direct the Warner Brothers remake of the classic detective film THE THIN MAN, which was one of the more popular franchises of the 1930s and 1940s in a classic teaming of stars William Powell and Myrna Loy. The choreographer/director, who won an Oscar for the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical CHICAGO, has cast Johnny Depp in the role of the smooth-as-silk Nick Charles. Marshall has just worked with Depp on PRIATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, which promises to be one of the biggest grossers of the summer season. The role of Nora Charles, the detective’s acerbic wife, has yet to be cast. Jerry Stahl, a writer on the CBS procedural drama CSI and scripter for BAD BOYS II is polishing the script, also based on the classic 1930s novel by pulp fiction scribe Dashiell Hammett. The film is slated for a 2013 release.

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