The U.S. TV show that made JOHNNY DEPP famous is making its way to the big screen, under the watchful eye of comedy star JONAH HILL, according to reports.
Depp found fame playing baby-faced police officer Tom Hanson in 1980s undercover cop series 21 Jump street when he was just 24. The role helped him land parts in movies Cry Baby and Edward Scissorhands, which catapulted him to Hollywood fame.
Superbad star Hill will serve as the new film’s executive producer and script writer, and will be joined by the original series’ co-creator Stephen J. Cannell, according to EW.COM.
Depp’s camp has yet to confirm if he will consider a cameo appearance in the film.
Johnny Depp doesn’t sport all that jewelry just to look hot. (That’s just a by-product.)
In advance of his 45th birthday on June 9, Johnny’s Angels—a club whose members share both a love for the Sweeney Todd star and a yen for doing good—is urging fellow fans to don a Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition memorial bracelet (which Depp has been spotted wearing) in honor of the brave kids involved with the organization and the way they’ve touched the lives of others.
Depp’s wristwear is imprinted with the phrase “Today Is a Gift…Have Fun,” but other choices include “Only Love” and “Live and Love It Up.” The messages are printed on a silver bar on a silver or leather band and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the CHPCC.
“Thanks to organizations like Johnny’s Angels, more and more people are learning about the work of [CHPCC],” said cofounders Lori Butterworth and Devon Dabbs. “With the support of Mr. Depp’s fans, we know that we’ll be better able to make a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening conditions and their families.”
Other celebs who have worn the bracelets: Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Mandy Moore, Jeremy Piven, Kiefer Sutherland, Nia Vardalos, Bradley Whitford, Jane Kaczmarek and Tom Bergeron.
A British literary agency says actor Johnny Depp’s half brother Daniel will publish his first novel.
“Loser’s Town” follows a private detective called in when a Hollywood star begins receiving death threats.
MBA Literary Agents Ltd. said Friday that Daniel Depp struck a deal with Simon and Schuster to publish the book in the United States and Britain early next year. Canadian rights have been acquired by Penguin and French rights have been sold to Presses de la Cite.
Depp is a scriptwriter and producer. He splits his time between France and California.
The stars of “Hairspray,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Enchanted” are among the celebrities competing for the MTV Movie Awards.
The annual awards show allows viewers the chance to nominate and vote for their favorite films. Awards are presented in the categories of Best Comedic Performance, Best Female Performance, Best Male Performance, Breakthrough Performance, and Best Movie; as well as the tongue-in-cheek slots for Best Fight, Best Kiss, Best Villain and Best Summer Movie So Far.
Nominees in the Best Villain category include Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd) and Denzel Washington (“American Gangster”); Washington also received a nomination for Best Male Performance.
“Enchanted” star Amy Adams is nominated for Best Comedic Performance and Best Female Performance; she also scored a nod for “Best Kiss” with “Enchanted” co-star Patrick Dempsey.
“Hairspray” star Nikki Blonsky was acknowledged for her work as dance revolutionary Tracy Turnblad in the Breakthrough Performance slot, as was her co-star, Zac Efron, for his performance as crooner Link Larkin.
In the category of “Best Summer Movie So Far” is the upcoming film of “Sex and the City,” which features a host of theatre actors.
The MTV Movie Awards will be presented June 1 at 8 PM on the MTV Network. To vote for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards, visit www.mtv.com.
Thanks to Jason for the heads up.
WiscNews.com – Local filming of the movie “Public Enemies” has been postponed for at least a week.
The cast and crew of “Public Enemies” was set to be in Beaver Dam at The Rogers on Monday morning and James Street in Columbus on Monday afternoon.
“Public Enemies” location scout Adam Boor said the local shots were pushed back due to some of the actors’ schedules.
“It’s been postponed to Monday or Tuesday next week (May 5 and 6) tentatively,” Boor said.
“Public Enemies” is a movie starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and costarring Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard.
Hollyscoop – Let’s face it, Johnny Depp can do no wrong! Not only is he gorgeous, he’s also one of the most kind-hearted actors in the biz. Depp has vowed to help a 17-year-old girl fight for her life.
Sophie Wilkinson was critically injured in a car accident five months ago, which has left her in a coma. Since Johnny Depp is her favorite actor, her parents wrote him a letter asking for his help. Much to their surprise, Depp was so moved he vowed to help in any way he could.
Wilkinson’s father Andrew says, “We are looking for the key to wake her up, so we wrote to Johnny and he said he would do the recording in the voice of (his Pirates of the Caribbean character) Jack Sparrow.
“Only this week Sophie moved her right leg, which she has never done before. When we got home my wife and I were jumping for joy!”
We’re not surprised that Depp would contribute his time to help out a little girl. Just last year Depp almost lost his own daughter to E. coli virus, so having a sick daughter has been a touchy subject since.
Comment: That’s why he’s the most adorable man in the world, and that’s why I’m so proud to be his fan.
While most of the Region was still sound asleep in warm beds, some 75 area residents gathered under a bright moon in 20 degree temperatures early Monday in hopes of doing a little star gazing.
Movie star gazing, that is.
Actor Johnny Depp is playing John Dillinger in the biopic “Public Enemies” filming this week in the outlaw’s old haunts in downtown Crown Point.
By 5 a.m., a group of nearly 50 people gathered behind an orange snow fence across Main Street from the old sheriff’s house and Hall of Justice just south of the courthouse square hoping to catch a glimpse of Depp. By 9 a.m., the crowd had grown to a few hundred.
Added some magazine scans to our gallery. Thanks to Part-Time-Poet and Hiro3 for scans
Also, I’ve added more Public Enemies set picture, this time from Darlington (Wiscosin) taken in March 19th/20th. Many thanks to Carasun, n2depp, AnaMaria, gruezgirl, Jules, lilyginny27 for posting or taking these pictures. Also, many many thanks to Michelle Martin and Elizabeth Herzog for the pictures taken in Columbus.
Added a new batch of pictures from yesterday.
– Public Enemies – Columbus set
Also, I will post here some links to articles about the production:
- Our Man in Columbus – Johnny Depp in Wiscosin
- Depp Movie Boots Business in Columbus
- Johnny Depp Begins Works on “Public Enemies”
- Fans Flock to Columbus to See Johnny Depp
- Public Enemies: Catching Up with Johnny Depp and David Wenham …
- Dillinger filming may begin Monday in region
- The Chase to see Johnny Depp
- Depp’s ‘Public Enemies’ begins filming in Columbus
- Hundreds flock to Columbus see filming of Johnny Depp movie