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It's Official: Rob Marshall Directing Johnny Depp in "Thin Man" Remake

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    Not exactly "Stop the presses!" level stuff, but sometimes it's nice to know you can put down the worry beads.

    Rob Marshall, who's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is out May 20, has signed on to reunite with Johnny Depp for a remake of "The Thin Man," according to an oven-fresh press release:

    'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Premiere, Los Angeles

    [NBCAH] 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Premiere, Los Angeles
    Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz hit the black carpet at Disneyland where the former "Blow" co-stars chat about re-teaming for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Also, what kind of raunchy Spanish words did Penelope teach Johnny?

    Rob Marshall and John DeLuca have officially signed on to the Warner Bros. planned remake of THE THIN MAN.  The pair will produce the film via their LUCAMAR Productions banner.  Award-winning director Marshall is also confirmed to direct...

    Says Marshall, "John and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project.  We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembroski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story."

    "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" Setting Sail for Cannes

    [NATL] "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
    After making its world premiere May 7 at Disneyland, Johnny Depp's fourth adventure as Capt. Jack Sparrow will head off to the south of France, where it will join Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life" as part of the Cannes Film Festival official selections.

    Remaking a film as funny, smart and great as "The Thin Man" is a daunting task to say the least, but having Depp in the role that made William Powell famous is a good start. Let's hope they do equally well casting his wife, who was played to perfection by Myrna Loy. As for Asta, my dog could play that part.