WHO’S IN IT?
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge), Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code), Olivia Munn (Magic Mike), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Aubrey Plaza (Life After Beth), Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon), Ulrich Thomsen (The World Is Not Enough)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
David Koepp (Secret Window), director; Eric Aronson (On the Line), writer; Christi Dembrowski (The Rum Diary), Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows), Andrew Lazar (10 Things I Hate About You), Patrick McCormick (Angie) and Gigi Pritzker (Drive), producers; Mark Ronson (film debut) and Geoff Zanelli (Disturbia), composers; Florian Hoffmeister (The Deep Blue Sea), cinematographer; Derek Ambrosi (Premium Rush) and Jill Savitt (The Lookout), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) is an aristocratic art dealer and rogue playboy, who must juggle the likes of some angry Russians, MI5, an international terrorist and, most dangerous of all, his wife Johanna (Paltrow) in order to travel the globe in a race to find a stolen painting. The hook? Said painting harbours the code to a lost account filled with Nazi gold, enough to keep Charlie from bankruptcy…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Johnny Depp revels in playing the comedic titular role in the first adaptation of the late Kyril Bonfiglioli’s Mortdecai Trilogy, with this film being based on the story wittingly entitled “Don’t Point That Thing At Me”.