Wednesday, September 24, 2008

How to Cast A Movie With an Iconic Character with a Funny Costume

New Casting News today...for the Lone Ranger, to be directed by Jerry Bruckheimer & The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland...

Who is being casted...

But of course, Johnny Depp.

Who else would you cast if it's an iconic character with a funny costume?

In fact, Johnny Depp will also be reprising his role as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (why not...the money is surely there)

Apparently the news broke at a Disney event today at the Kodak theater. And I'm sure hearing the news people were excited...it's sure to have a lot of energy to it...Bruckheimer & Depp working together in a project sure to have a huge budget, lots of marketing, and plenty of product tie-ins (McDonald's Toys, Candy, Halloween Costumes, etc.)

I like Johnny Depp, and think his work in pirates is actually pretty amazing, and totally deserving of his Academy Award nomination for the first film, but...how about more Finding Neverland type roles, and a few less Willy Wonka roles.

UPDATE: Depp is not playing the Lone Ranger, he's playing TONTO. See the correction post here.

6 comments:

Heather said...

It's a good point. Of course there's more money in the wacky roles, but does Depp really need the money? I loved him in Finding Neverland, and I'd love to se him do that more.

Loren Eaton said...

Finding Neverland is one of the best movies ever on the creative process.

crackers and cheese said...

The link says that there is a correction, Depp has been cast as Tonto, not the Lone Ranger himself. That almost seems more fitting. I love Johnny Depp, but I think the Lone Ranger himself needs to played by a more masculine actor.

Daniel G. said...

Goldangit, I was hoping he had found a niche with Public Enemies next year, but now he's back to the silliness.

The Cubicle Reverend said...

I can see him as the mad hatter, but Tonto?

elgringo said...

I wish Terry Gilliam was directing The Lone Ranger.

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