Gwyneth Paltrow & Ewan McGregor in Talks to Star in ‘Mortdecai’ With Johnny Depp

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The casting for Lionsgate’s Mortdecai, directed by David Koepp (Premium Rush), seems to be coming together nicely. The film, based on the three-part series of books by Kyril Bonfiglioli, will star Johnny Depp in the titular role of Charles Mortdecai, an art dealer who is trying to uncover a vault of gold previously owned by the Nazis. It is now being reported that Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor are in talks to star alongside Depp in the upcoming film, which is aiming at beginning production later this year.

Have you read The Mortdecai Trilogy by Bonfiglioli? If so, what are your thoughts on these choices and which characters do you think they might portray?