Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp could be heading to Melbourne to shoot scenes for his new movie Shantaram.
The film is based on the book of the same name by former Melbourne prisoner turned Bombay slum doctor Gregory Roberts.
Director Mira Nair revealed she was coming to Melbourne for research and to determine whether scenes would be shot here.
Depp was recently in the tabloids for keeping a bedside vigil for his daughter who was admitted to hospital with a severe case of blood poisoning. [Source]
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“JOHNNY DEPP has been making trips to London to fine-tune his singing voice for his starring role in Sweeney Todd.
Based on the Broadway musical, it also stars Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
But Air Studios staff don’t know whether the Pirates Of The Caribbean star can sing. An insider said: “Johnny has a closed set with just him and the director, but I’ve heard he can hold a note or two.” ”
Graham King’s Initial Entertainment Group has bought the film rights to three novels for Johnny Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil. Variety says Depp’s company and King will co-produce all three for Warner Bros. Pictures under King’s deal with the studio.
Warner Bros. and Initial have also hired writer D.V. DeVincentis (Grosse Point Blank, High Fidelity) to adapt Nick Hornby’s darkly comic “A Long Way Down” for Depp’s Infinitum Nihil.
Infinitum was careful to stress that Depp isn’t attached to star in the four projects. At the same time, any project set up at an actor’s vanity shingle has the potential to turn into a starring vehicle.
Initial and Infinitum are in talks with Peter Medak (Romeo is Bleeding) to direct the film version of Joseph Gangemi’s novel “Inamorata“, adapted by the author. Set in Philadelphia in the 1920s, the book revolves around a Harvard graduate student who falls in love with a beautiful psychic whom he is attempting to discredit as a fraud.
The two companies have scooped up film rights to “Affected Provincial’s Companion“, a compendium of essays, diagrams and poetry written, designed and illustrated by Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy as a treatise on the value of being a refined gentleman in today’s unrefined world.
The third book is journalist-author James Meek’s “The People’s Act of Love“, set in 1919 Siberia. The storyline revolves around an escapee from a Russian prison camp who stumbles upon a Christian sect.
The story for “A Long Way Down” follows four desperate people who meet on New Year’s Eve and form a surrogate family. [CommingSoon]
Actors go to all sorts of lengths to get into character for their roles, and to make them as real as possible. Take Christian Bale: The man starved himself twenty pounds beyond his nutritionist’s recommendation, morphing into barely more than a pile of bones and skin for The Machinist. It was a bigger personal commitment than overeating for a few months to gain a few curves. Beyond moulding their body, what do actors do to prepare? They might perform some interviews or immerse themselves in the environment.
Well, rumor has it that interviews aren’t enough for Johnny Depp. As Erik Davis reported almost a year ago, Depp is re-teaming with Tim Burton for a film adaptation of the strange Stephen Sondheim musical, Sweeney Todd. Playing the vicious barber who collects human parts for Mrs. Lovett’s meat pies, Depp has been trying to get into character, and it seems he couldn’t find a killer barber to learn from.
Johnny attended The Libertine screening and Premiere, here are the pictures, Johnny is looking more gorgeous than ever!! Enjoy!
The Libertine release date has changed!! It will open in New York and Los Angeles on November 25th, and will open in the rest of US cities on January 13th, 2006.
We are very excited to say that we have have been contacted on behalf of the Weinstein Company and sent a link to the “Libertine” trailer!
“The Libertine” comes out in theaters on November 23rd and expands on December 25th.
Johnny Depp stars as the scandalously decadent John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. The film follows the Earl’s adventures in London, from his passionate romance with a young actress, Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), to the writing of a scurrilous play which blisteringly and bawdily lampoons the very monarch who commissioned it, Charles II (John Malkovich), leading to the Earl’s banishment and eventual downfall.
The trailer can be viewed through the below link: