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Rachel Weisz & Johnny Depp in 'The Thin Man' Remake?

Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener Rachel Weisz, Oscar winner for The Constant Gardener, may join Rob Marshall and Johnny Depp in the Warner Bros. remake of The Thin Man. Depp is set to play dipsomaniac detective Nick Charles; according to reports, Weisz is being considered for the role of Nick's equally dipsomaniac partner in crime-solving, Nora Charles. William Powell and Myrna Loy became first-rank stars after playing Nick and Nora in W. S. Van Dyke's 1934 film adaptation – which is quite different from Dashiell Hammett's considerably darker book. That was back in the day when MGM was a major Hollywood powerhouse. The Thin Man earned Oscar nominations in the Best Picture, Best Actor (Powell), Best Director, and […]


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Rachel Weisz & Johnny Depp in 'The Thin Man' Remake?



Johnny Depp, Rob Marshall 'The Thin Man' Remake

William Powell, Myrna Loy, Asta, After the Thin Man Personally, I find it hard to picture Johnny Depp in the old William Powell role of the witty, sophisticated, dipsomaniac former gumshoe Nick Charles. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Depp and Rob Marshall, currently working on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, will in the not-too-distant future start working on a remake of MGM's 1934 screwballish whodunit The Thin Man, which introduced to moviegoers Nick and Nora Charles – the latter played by Myrna Loy. Warner Bros., whose parent company Time Warner owns the rights to the old MGM library, will reportedly modernize the feel of the Dashiell Hammett novel on which the 1934 movie was based, while maintaining […]


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Johnny Depp, Rob Marshall 'The Thin Man' Remake



'The Maltese Falcon': Humphrey Bogart & Femme Fatale Mary Astor Academy Screening

The Maltese Falcon with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet An encore presentation of John Huston's 1941 Best Picture nominee The Maltese Falcon, will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Several weeks ago, The Maltese Falcon kicked off the Academy's highly successful film series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood's Dark Side,” which featured intros by several notable Hollywood screenwriters. In addition to becoming one of the major classics of the studio era, The Maltese Falcon helped to turn Humphrey Bogart into a major star, helped to revive Mary Astor's stardom, established Sydney Greenstreet as a […]


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'The Maltese Falcon': Humphrey Bogart & Femme Fatale Mary Astor Academy Screening