Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor to join Mortdecai

Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor are expected to join Johnny Depp in fast-paced crime thriller 'Mortdecai'

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor are in talks to join the cast of 'Mortdecai'.

The 'Iron Man' actress and the 'Trainspotting' star are expected to head up an all-star cast alongside Johnny Depp in David Koepps' crime drama.

The film is based on a trilogy of books by Kyril Bonfiglioli which centre around roguish art dealer Charles Mortdecai (Depp). The suave antihero embarks on a race against the clock to recover a stolen painting thought to contain the code to a lost Nazi bank account filled with gold.

However, he'll have to deal with angry Russians, the British Mi5 and an international terrorist along the way.

Eric Aronson wrote the script, while Andrew Lazar, Depp and Christi Dembrowski are producing for Lionsgate.

After Depp recently pulled out of a biopic about Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, filming has been pushed forward.

Koepp in pencilling a shoot once the 50-year-old star has wrapped Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' and Rob Marshall's fairytale movie 'Into The Woods', Variety reports.

Paltrow will next be seen in indie flick 'Thanks For Sharing', while McGregor's 'August: Osage County' is out this autumn.

Mortdecai

  • 1 star
  • 2015
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Koepp
  • Written by: Kyril Bonfiglioli (novel)
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum, Paul Bettany, Aubrey Plaza, Oliver Platt, Ulrich Thomsen
  • UK release: 23 January 2015

Devious bounder Charlie Mortdecai (Depp), together with faithful Cockney manservant Jock (Bettany), becomes embroiled in a kooky con involving art forgery. This thoroughly unamusing spoof of a 60s caper flick features projectile vomiting and boob jokes instead of comedy.

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