The movie is set to hit the big screen in 2018.
When it was revealed Johnny Depp would be returning to the 'Fantastic Beasts' movie series in next year's big screen instalment, his fans were excited to see him take on the role of the titular character, Gellert Grindelwald. A vocal portion of potential viewers however were disappointed to see him take the job, after accusations back in 2016 from his ex-wife Amber Heard, who claimed Depp had been physically abusive to her during their relationship.
David Yates will direct 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'
In August, 2016, the couple's divorce was settled and the domestic abuse case Heard had against Depp was resolved, with a joint statement released by the actors saying that the relationship was "intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love". It continued that "there was never an intent of physical or emotional harm", adding that "neither party has made false accusations for financial gains."
Last year, Depp was accused of being physically violent toward ex-wife Amber Heard during the course of their marriage.
Fans of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films are calling for producers to replace Johnny Depp in the forthcoming second film, because of allegations of domestic abuse levelled against him last year.
A number of social media users voiced their disagreement with the choice of casting Depp as Grindelwald for the upcoming sequel, titled The Crimes of Grindelwald, which will focus much more on Depp’s character.
The 54 year old actor had only a brief cameo appearance in the first film when it was released in November 2016, but details this week of the second film had fans up in arms when Depp was cast again.
The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's 83-year-old classic whodunit, this lavish, star-studded film is old-style entertainment. Director-star Kenneth Branagh lets the story unfold with attention to detail while filling the screen with eye-catching images, from the spectacular mountain settings to the opulent costumes. And while the story is too familiar to stir up too much suspense, it's played with a strong sense of emotional resonance. And the moral question is provocative.
The Orient Express sets off from 1934 Istanbul with a colourful collection of passengers. A last-minute addition is noted detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh), who has just solved a thorny mystery in Jerusalem and is now heading to London. Even though he shouldn't be working, he begins to weigh up the odd collection of passengers around him, including a gangster (Johnny Depp), countess (Judi Dench), widow (Michelle Pfeiffer), governess (Daisy Ridley), maid (Olivia Colman), salesman (Wille Dafoe), assistant (Josh Gad), butler (Derek Jacobi) and doctor (Leslie Odom Jr.). Then in the middle of the night, one of them is violently murdered. And when the train becomes lodged in a snowdrift, Poirot has the time to dig further into each person's clearly suspicious back-story.
Continue reading: Murder On The Orient Express Review
The latest shots in the ongoing legal wrangle between Depp and his former financial managers make for entertaining reading.
Yet more accusations have emerged in the ongoing court case between Johnny Depp and his former business managers, this time concerning thousands of dollars that The Management Group allege that Depp racked up on a TMG credit card and now refuses to pay back.
Johnny Depp at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival
According to another new filing by the management firm on Thursday (July 20th) reported by multiple outlets including People, 54 year old Depp used a company card given to him to go on a huge spending spree of “worthless chatzki” and personal memorabilia, including $7,000 to buy and store a couch from ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ for his daughter Lily-Rose’s birthday.
Johnny Depp has reunited with his 'Platoon' co-stars.
Johnny Depp has reunited with his 'Platoon' co-stars.
The 54-year-old actor starred in the 1986 film, which saw him portray Gator Lerner in the drama, alongside Charlie Sheen and Kevin Dillon, and the three stars met up earlier this week over three decades after they appeared in the movie together.
The 'Entourage' shared a picture of the threesome gathered together at 54-year-old Johnny's home on his Instagram account to document the occasion.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Has Reunited With His Platoon Co-stars
Here are a few of the best moments over the Glastonbury weekend.
Another Glastonbury extravaganza has come and gone, and this time we won't see the UK's most renowned music event again for two years. It was certainly a week to remember, however, with top sets from headliners Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran and so much other fun going on.
Foo Fighters headline the Pyramid Stage on Saturday
Depp personally introduced a screening of his film 'The Libertine' at Glastonbury when he made the controversial remarks.
The 54 year old actor appeared in person to introduce a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine on Thursday (June 22nd), and asked the assembled crowd: “Can you bring Trump here?”
When the people booed him in response, Depp told them: “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Talks About Donald Trump Assassination At Glastonbury
Despite being one of the most handsomely remunerated actors in the world, Depp was reportedly £3 million in debt in 2009, as showed by a leaked e-mail exchange with former business managers.
New leaked e-mails show that Johnny Depp was more than £3 million in debt approximately eight years ago, despite being one of the world’s best-paid actors at the time.
The 54 year old Pirates of the Caribbean star is currently suing his former business managers for about £22 million, alleging that they mishandled his earnings for the best part of two decades. They, in turn, are refuting Depp’s claims and say that his financial mishaps are down to his lavish spending.
However, a new e-mail thread dating from December 2009, revealed in court documents obtained by Deadline that were filed in a Los Angeles court on Monday (June 19th), show that the managers were warning Depp about his spending eight years ago.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp E-mails Show He Was In Debt In 2009
Brenton starred alongside Johnny in the latest installment of Pirates Of The Caribbean
After growing up with the franchise, 27-year-old Australian actor Brenton Thwaites is the latest new cast member joining the Pirates of the Caribbean gang. In Dead Men Tell No Tales, he plays the son of Will and Elizabeth (Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley). So to prepare for the role, he rewatched all four movies.
Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow
"I remember seeing the first one when I was a teenager," Thwaites says. "And I've been a fan of the franchise ever since, so it's good to be a part of one! I think it's popular because of the freedom. It's a fantasy to just get a boat and sail out into the ocean. Pirates don't have rules."
Continue reading: Brenton Thwaites Enjoyed Johnny Depp's Irreverent Approach
Subtitled Salazar's Revenge in the UK, this fifth film in the long-running series never quite gets its sea legs. With a waterlogged script and a startlingly murky production design, this is the first movie in the franchise that lacks a sense of swashbuckling merriment. It's lively enough to keep the audience watching, but it never quite makes any sense because any sensible details are lost amid the chaotic action sequences.
It opens with Henry (Brenton Thwaites), son of franchise veterans Will and Elizabeth (Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in cameos), who is on a quest to free his father from his watery imprisonment. For this he needs Poseidon's trident, which only Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) can find with his magical compass. Except that Jack has swapped the compass to buy some whiskey. Then Will meets the feisty Carina (Kaya Scodelario), who's star-reading skills will come in handy. But the vengeful Salazar (Javier Bardem) is also after the compass and the trident, hoping to reverse his own ghostly curse. And as things heat up, Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) dives into the pursuit as well.
What follows is a series of set-pieces in which these various factions scuffle for control of people and artefacts that can lead them in their quests for power. They all talk incessantly about the elaborately complex mythology, but it never makes any sense why each person knows only fragments of the lore. And it's also not easy to hear what they're shouting amid the general chaos of yet another epically choreographed fight scene. Thankfully, the actors are hammy enough to stand out from the sea of digital effects that fill the screen.
Continue reading: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review
Depp's name has been dragged into a contractual dispute between the producers of the troubled movie 'London Fields' and Amber Heard, Depp's ex-wife.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s name has been dragged into a contractual dispute between the producers of the stalled film London Fields, who are suing Heard for $10 million for failing to act in or promote the movie. Heard, in turn, is counter-suing the producers over accusations that she was the victim of sexploitation, with her sex scenes being shot with a body double instead.
The rather sensational claims come as part of an ‘answer’ filing made the film’s chief producer, Christopher Hanley, replying to Heard’s counterclaims.
Terry Rossio, who has worked on all five 'Pirates' films, claims that his idea for 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' was rejected because Depp didn't want it to contain a female baddie.
A screenwriter for the lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise has claimed that his script idea for the forthcoming fifth instalment Dead Men Tell No Tales was rejected by the movie’s star Johnny Depp, on the basis that it featured a female villain.
Writer Terry Rossio, who has credits on all five of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, has written on his personal blog this weekend that he believes his proposal for Dead Men Tell No Tales – which is known as Salazar’s Revenge outside of the U.S. – was “set aside” by the Disney studio because Depp wasn’t happy with the idea of a female villain, because of a previous film he had worked on called Dark Shadows.
Johnny Depp pictured in May 2016
Johnny Depp has fun on 'The Ellen Show' during a quick-fire question round.
Ellen Degeneres seriously wasn't having it with Johnny Depp this week when he refused to answer a few of her quickfire questions honestly. Nonetheless, it was still a very entertaining segment on her show, which aired ahead of his new film 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'.
Johnny Depp at 'Pirates of the Caribbean' premiere
Johnny Depp was put in the 'Hot Seat' on 'The Ellen Show' yesterday (May 18th 2017) where the talk show host went to ask him a series of random rapid-fire questions from 'what's your favourite part of your body?' to what is your favourite swear word?'
Continue reading: Ellen DeGeneres Puts Her Foot Down In Johnny Depp Interview
Disneyland goers were left shocked and delighted when they spotted Johnny Depp dressed as Jack Sparrow.
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ride at Disneyland is not the kind of ride you scream on, but when Johnny Depp turns up in full Captain Jack Sparrow attire you just can't help yourself. The actor gave Disney fans the surprise of their lives this week.
Johnny Depp stars in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'
Yesterday (April 26th 2017), as part of the promotion for the forthcoming 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' (also known as 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge'), Johnny Depp showed up at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California dressed as his rum-drinking character from the movies as part of the famous attraction.
The Management Group had claimed that Depp was living a $2 million-per-month lifestyle, and that it is his fault that he's reportedly in $40 million of debt.
Johnny Depp has fired back at his former management team after they claimed that the Hollywood megastar is himself responsible for being reportedly $40 million in debt, responding to a lawsuit the star had filed alleging fraud and negligence in managing his fortune.
The argument centres on a lawsuit that Depp, 53, filed back in January this year for $25 million, claiming that The Management Group handled his affairs so badly that he was approximately $40 million in debt, alleging that they failed to file his taxes in timely fashion and took out high-interest loans on his behalf.
Johnny Depp hit back at his former financial managers' claims of reckless spending
It seems Captain Jack Sparrow has been sailing the seas as a pirate for many, many years, and in that time he's made a lot of enemies. As a young trouble-maker, he damned a pirate-hating adversary and his crew to a seabound immortality - and now Captain Salazar has returned to exact his revenge. Panic is afoot when it becomes clear that Captain Salazar has escaped his eternal torment at the bottom of the Devil's Triangle, and as much as Jack loves an adventure almost as much as he loves rum, this time he could truly be out of his depth. It will take more than his trusty compass to help him this time, but thankfully he has the help of a new headstrong maiden named Carina Smyth who happens to be a skilled astronomer, plus the return of his old friend Will Turner. Together they must uncover the Trident of Poseidon before Salazar does, and send the enemy back to their watery graves.
Here are ten of our favourite films about the process of making movies.
There's always a humorous irony with films about making other films. At least three of this sub-genre have been released in the last year, and it was recently proposed that Netflix would be officially releasing the long-shelved Orson Welles project 'The Other Side of the Wind'.
Here are ten of our favourite films about filmmaking:
'Their Finest' stars Gemma Arteron and Sam Claflin
Continue reading: 'Bowfinger' And 'Ed Wood' Among The 10 Best Films About Filmmaking
Johnny Depp and more return for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'.
Jack Sparrow's latest adventure 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge' is on the way; the fifth installment of the nautical Disney franchise that was previously named 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. Expect some exciting new characters and welcome old ones.
Johnny Depp returns as Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'
Joining Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp and his crew (including the likes of Gibbs and Barbossa, played by Kevin McNally and Geoffrey Rush respectively) is a new character who everyone will recognise - though not from the big screen. Paul McCartney will make a cameo in an as yet unknown role, marking his feature film acting debut. Such an addition is reminiscent of Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, who portrayed Sparrow's father Captain Edward Teague in 'At World's End' and 'On Stranger Tides'.
Forget Davy Jones' Locker and the Fountain of Youth, Captain Jack Sparrow is on an all new quest as he embarks on the hunt for the fabled trident of Poseidon. It may sound like he's set his sights far too high this time, but he's never failed the crew of the Black Pearl yet - and he really could do with a windfall right about now. To make matters worse, Capitan Salazar is back from the Devil's Triangle with his ghostly crew, and the trident is his only hope of stopping them. This time he's got the help of his old friend Will Turner, who is apparently free of his binding contract with The Flying Dutchman.
The actor is currently suing his former business managers, who have hit back with some claims of their own.
Last month the actor sued The Management Group for fraud in a $25 million suit, but now his former business managers have hit back with a cross-complaint of their own.
Johnny Depp reportedly spent $3 million on Hunter S. Thompson’s funeral
Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Matt Sorum, Robert Deleo, Tommy Henriksen , Hollywood Vampires - Rock in Rio Lisboa 2016 - Day 3 - Performances - Hollywood Vampires at Rock in Rio Lisboa - Lisbon, Portugal - Friday 27th May 2016
Johnny Depp - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the UK premiere of 'Mortdecai' which stars American actor Johnny Depp. The premiere was held at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square, London - Monday 19th January 2015
Johnny Depp, Captain Jack Sparrow and Noel Cruz - Accomplishing this feat requires many photos of the famous person/character, plenty of time, and a great deal of skill... something that Cruz quite clearly has! - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 17th July 2014
Johnny Depp - A clean shaven Johnny Depp shows a bit of paunch while leaving his trailer on the set of movie Mortdecai with a can of Red Bull Energy drink - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 9th January 2014
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