I uploaded 24 MQ pictures of Johnny arriving at The Late Show with David Letterman. Feel free to check them out! I’m planning to replace them with HQ ones as soon as possible.
- [x024] Public Appearances > 2013 > February 21 – Celebrities Visit “Late Show With David Letterman”, New York
Johnny Depp might be an uber-famous Hollywood actor, but he isn’t ready to let go of his love of music just yet. Last night, Johnny headed to The Late Show to talk about his upcoming movie “The Lone Ranger” and then took the stage to rock with pal Bill Carter.
First things first, Johnny sat down for a quick chat. In his typical fashion, Johnny was decked out in layers of necklaces, scarves, and his signature hat. He discussed moving to L.A. with his band, the Kids, back in the day and then becoming an actor purely out of the need to pay rent. “You realize at some point you’ll have to deal with the inevitable,” Johnny said. After telling pal Nicholas Cage about his money situation, Depp met up with Cage’s agent and went on his first read: A Nightmare on Elm Street. And the rest is history.
This July, Johnny is starring alongside Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger, a movie that required a lot of horseback riding, which wasn’t a problem for the Kentucky-born actor… until things “went very sideways.”
Watch Johnny explain his encounter with an equine “death machine,” and than check out his guitar skills on Bill Carter’s song, “Anything Made of Paper” about the West Memphis Three.
I finally managed to add 35 MQ pictures of Johnny during the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and 34 HQ/MQ pictures during The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards show in Los Angeles to the photo gallery. Feel free to check them out! Johnny looked handsome, as always.
- [x035] Public Appearances > 2013 > February 09 – The 55th GRAMMY Awards – Pre-GRAMMY Gala, Los Angeles
[x034] Public Appearances > 2013 > February 10 – The 55th GRAMMY Awards, Los Angeles
Johnny Depp is attached to play notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in director Barry Levinso’s “Black Mass“. Bulger — South Boston’s most violent criminal who used his political connections and became an FBI informant to protect his turf — was the inspiration for Jack Nicholson’s character in “The Departed”, and he was captured in June 2011 after 16 years of being on the Fed’s Most Wanted List.
First-time screenwriter Mark Mallouk adapted the 2001 book “Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob“, written by former Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerald O’Neill.
“I could not be more thrilled to have the biggest star in the world and Academy-Award winning director Barry Levinson to finally bring this incredible story to the big screen,” says Cross Creek Pictures president Brian Oliver, in a statement. “We have been working on this project since we originally optioned the book in 2005. Black Mass expertly details the twists and turns of this highly complex story, painting a vivid portrait of Boston’s underbelly and its corrupt political machine, as well as exposing the worst scandal in FBI history. It’s also an examination of loyalty to family, Irish heritage, and South Boston.”
The film is scheduled for a May 2013 start date, and will be distributed in the U.S. by Universal.
Bulger’s story is also the subject of a potential biopic from Ben Affleck and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, with Matt Damon possibly playing Bulger and Affleck directing.
I finally managed to upload the three posters and covers for Johnny’s upcoming movie “The Lone Ranger” in high quality, including the latest one. Feel free to check them out.
- [x003] Movies > The Lone Ranger > Posters & Covers
The long awaited World of Warcraft movie is finally moving forward, and with a director that is both exciting and surprising. Duncan Jones of “Moon” and “Source Code” fame has snapped up the directing gig. Originally helmed by Sam Raimi, the project was dropped by the Evil Dead director so he could concentrate on his Oz movie. Honestly, we thought this project was long dead, but Jones and Warner Bros. are planning on starting production on the movie adaptation of the role-playing game in 2013!
Jones is a surprising choice, but it makes sense. The director is a rabid gamer, plus now is the time for Jones to prove himself with a big budget production. The trades are reporting that the budget for this movie is more than three times larger than Source Code. We’re excited, and hopefully there’s enough time for Jones to dust off the old script.
In response to the news, Jones took to twitter, posting, “So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper MOVIE of a video game. Ive always said its possible. Got to DO it now! ;.”
But wait, the crazy news doesn’t stop there! According to Tracking Boards, the studio allegedly wants Johnny Depp to star in the movie. But let’s be honest, I’m sure the studio wants Depp to star in every movie they make, so take that with a giant grain of salt.
Woody Guthrie captured the mood of Great Depression America in his songs. Now, 46 years after his death, another legacy of the troubadour of the poor is about to surface thanks to a new publishing company set up by Johnny Depp.
IN FEBRUARY 1940, a gay Communist actor called Will Geer – you might know him as Grandpa Walton – got in touch with Woody Guthrie and invited him to New York. As Guthrie hitched north, Irving Berlin’s God Bless America seemed to be playing on every radio. He loathed the song.
As soon as he booked into a two-bit hotel on the corner of 43rd and 6th street – now, ironically, the headquarters of the Bank of New York – he started thinking back on the journey there from the Midwest. In his mind, he went further back too. To the trains he had ridden on three years earlier, when he left the Texas Panhandle in search of the better life in California. To the hundreds of thousands of poor farmers who had made that same journey, fleeing their dustbowl-ravaged land in Oklahoma and Arkansas.
If there was to be an anthem about America, Guthrie resolved, it wouldn’t be as anodyne as God Bless America. It would be radical, socialist even. It would highlight the division between the propertied rich and the poor waiting in line for welfare. God wouldn’t come into it, but the people would. “This land is your land,” it would begin.
Lucinda Williams is one of those Americana icons in the tradition of Johnny Cash, a singer-songwriter who fights for social justice and the disenfranchised. She’s spent years working with Amnesty International, and dedicated hundreds of hours to prevent convicted killer David Lee Powell’s execution in 2010. Her efforts failed, but it reaffirmed Williams’s fight against the death penalty and for fairer prison conditions.
So Williams was something of a natural fit when producers of the new documentary on the West Memphis Three, West of Memphis, sought contributions for the soundtrack, West of Memphis: Voices for Justice (streaming now on CBC Music). Williams told CBC Music how Johnny Depp brought her into the project, about capital punishment and the complicated case that continues to captivate.
Years ago I saw that first documentary that came out on HBO [Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hills]. Then flash forward several years and I happened to meet the woman [Amy J. Berg] who made this new documentary. One thing led to another and I told her I’d been involved in a case where this guy was on death row and I was trying to help because I’m anti-capital punishment and everything and we just started talking about that subject. And I’d done that Bob Dylan tribute album for Amnesty International ’cause I like getting involved in those kinds of things. So we talked about whether I’d want to have a song involved and they were going to do this CD, and I said, “Absolutely.”
Helena Bonham Carter has revealed she is always surprised by how strange Johnny Depp makes himself look on screen.
The actress has worked with the Hollywood heartthrob on six films, including Sweeney Todd and most recently The Lone Ranger, and said Johnny always seems intent on hiding his famous good looks.
Helena said: “He is funny because he’s one of the most beautiful men in the world and he just covers himself up to such a degree, but he does make me laugh.
“It’s always fun with Johnny because you’ve no idea what he’s going to come as. His make-up and his costume is always like – pile it on more… he’s somewhere in there.”
“Actually the first time I worked with him he was 120 years old, old, old, make-up, so it might not have been Johnny, in fact it probably wasn’t!”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” hit theaters in 2011 and went on to break the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. And now comes word that Disney and Johnny Depp are ready to return for a fifth installment.
The studio just hired “Catch Me If You Can” writer Jeff Nathanson to provide the script. Jerry Bruckheimer is once again on board to produce andJohnny is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow.
At this point, very little is known about the plot or whether actors from previous films, like Geoffrey Rush and Keira Knightley, would reprise their roles. Stay tuned.