RUSSELL Brand is thrashing out a deal to appear in Pirates of The Caribbean 4 — as Captain Jack Sparrow’s brother.
The deal to play Jonathan, younger brother of Johnny Depp’s character, could be worth £5million.
It would catapult Brand, 33, into the Hollywood A-list less than a week after resigning from his Radio 2 show over the Andrew Sachs phone row involving him and Jonathan Ross.
A source said: “There couldn’t be a role more perfectly suited. There’s a lot of Jack Sparrow in his mannerisms and behaviour. Depp’s accent isn’t a million miles away from Russell’s either.
“Russell joining the Sparrows alongside Johnny and Keith Richards as their dad will complete the ultimate on-screen pirate family.”
Brand, based in Los Angeles for the next few months working on new films and a Comedy Central special, has already formed a close relationship with Disney.
In his first US theatre show since the Radio 2 scandal, he took a swipe at Sachs’s granddaughter, burlesque dancer and model Georgina Baillie — who was at the centre of the phone storm.
He told the audience in West Hollywood: “Burlesque and erotica – I’ve been rethinking it of late.”
Johnny came out to No. 1 Cosmo’s 25 Sexiest men!
Johnny Depp, 45, has topped the poll with his distinctive looks. He has 2 children with Vanessa Paradis.
I’ve added a few photos to the gallery that I didn’t see we had. Hope some of them are new to you all.
JOHNNY DEPP is taking his new role as the Mad Hatter literally – he has been caught eating his hat.
The Hollywood star portrays the famous character in director Tim Burton’s new version of Alice in Wonderland, and he has been amusing crewmembers on set with his strange behaviour.
Burton, who was worked with Depp on numerous film projects, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, says the actor is embracing his latest role.
He says, “Nobody plays oddballs better than Johnny and he’s loving playing this one. He actually ate his hat the other day. No word of a lie he just bit into the brim and chewed.”
Johnny Depp has been voted the ultimate heartthrob in a poll of the world’s 25 sexiest men.
The 45-year-old Pirates Of The Caribbean star took first place in the Cosmopolitan survey, followed by George Clooney and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The honour comes just months after Depp was voted Britain’s favourite actor in a separate poll.
James Bond star Daniel Craig took fourth place, with Brad Pitt coming in fifth.
Also making the top half of the list were James McAvoy, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, David Beckham, Wentworth Miller, Christian Bale and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Politicians David Cameron and David Milliband failed to score in the reader’s survey, which can be read in the November issue of the magazine.
It looks like the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie is now on. Johnny Depp has just agreed to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 4. According to Variety, Disney has him chained to the Black Pearl for at least one more film.
Still no confirmation on what it’ll be about or even if any of the rest of the cast might return, but I suppose that doesn’t matter. As long as you have Captain Jack Sparrow, you also have a Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
In addition to putting his tricorne hat back on, Depp has also agreed to a slew of other projects for Disney. He’ll also be Tonto in a Lone Ranger movie, and play the Mad Hatter in a Tim Burton take on Alice in Wonderland. Basically, Johnny Depp is on a mission to get his face on every single ride in the Magic Kingdom. All he needs to do now is grab a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and get himself drawn into a cartoon.
No word on release dates for Pirates 4 or Lone Ranger yet, but Alice in Wonderland should show up in 2010.
A business group had to pay $12,000 in relation to producing an ad that used a photograph of “Public Enemies” star Johnny Depp without permission.
The Downtown Oshkosh Business Improvement District had to reimburse the Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper and the Buyers Guide $12,000 for having to reprint Experimental Aircraft Association guides that included the ad.
District Manager Maureen Strauss said a local resident photographed Depp, but the group did not seek Universal Studios’ permission to use Depp’s image. Local officials brought it to the group’s attention after publications containing the ads had already been printed.
Earlier this year “Public Enemies” filmed in numerous Wisconsin communities, including Oshkosh.
Fans hoping for a glimpse of one of Hollywood’s most desirable men in Plymouth look like they will be disappointed.
Ever since the announcement some weeks ago that scenes from the new Disney film Alice in Wonderland would be filmed at Antony House near Torpoint, it’s been heavily rumoured that Johnny Depp would star in it – and arrive here for filming.
For the number of security guards at Antony House one could be forgiven for thinking a Hollywood A-lister had come to town… but sadly we’ve got news for you.
The cinema industry and the general public do not understand Terry Gilliam. He’s not known also for his luck and the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnasssus followed this wave since Heath – the main character – died in half of the movie recordings. This time, however, it seems that Gilliam managed to turn over, putting Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell as substitutes for the actor, since the film is magic.
But Parnassus still doesn’t at least have a distributor and appearing the money is ending, since Gilliam needed to launch a quite different teaser…. In the video, that you check below, the film director recalls their great works and he presents the new film through beautiful conceptual arts, the actors’ images with their models and some preliminary animations in wireframe. It is practically a commercial for somebody to be seen is interested in joining in the production.
To view the movie, click on the image below. You’ll be redirected, and will need Quicktime.
Los Angeles – Johnny Depp will play a villain in the next Batman film.
The actor was linked to the role of The Riddler earlier this year and now one of the superhero franchise’s stars Sir Michael Caine has confirmed both Johnny and Philip Seymour Hoffman will appear.
“I was with a Warner Bros executive and I said, ‘Are we going to make another one?’ They said, ‘Yeah’,” said Michael – who played Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
“I said, ‘How the hell are we going to top Heath Ledger as The Joker? And he says, ‘I’ll tell you how you top Heath – Johnny Depp as The Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin.’ I said, ‘Shit, they’ve done it again!’ ” he continued.
Johnny recently described the prospect of playing The Riddler as “fun”.
“I heard about that. It seems like it’d be a fun gig for a while, yeah,” he said.
Work is expected to begin on the next movie, starring Christian Bale as Batman, some time next year. – Bang Showbiz.com
According to part-time-poet, posted at The Zone:
It’s not a “false report,” because Michael Caine did make the comments, but it’s false in the sense that it’s something said tongue-in-cheek that is being taken seriously. Michael Caine is joking around with the reporter, but he has a very deadpan wit, and–as is often the case with Johnny–something he said as a joke gets picked up and reported seriously in the press. (Think of all the press conferences JD has had with Tim Burton where they joke about what their next movie together will be, and those joke-projects get reported as real possibilities.)
This is not any kind of confirmation of the Riddler casting from Michael Caine; it’s quite the opposite. It’s another indication that the rumor should not be taken seriously, but some people reporting the story missed the point.