Like a late-period Al Pacino, the Johnny Depp of the past few years isn’t known for his subtlety. But who needs nuance when Depp continues to be so strange and fun on-screen.
In this first trailer for his upcoming film Mortdecai, Depp plays the title character: a eccentric British gentleman and roguish art dealer. He looks like he’s having a great time.
Check out the trailer:
Based on a character from a series of novels dating back to the 70s, Mortdecai’s trailer has the tone of an Connery-era James Bond spoof. Well, the Shirley Bassey soundtrack and throwback plot would suggest that.
According to IMDb, the film will see our hero searching for a stolen painting that’s reportedly linked to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
Depp is joined by a cluster of stars, including Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Goldblum and Paul Bettany.
All we can say is that the movie looks like an awful lot of fun.