He loves the whole transformation process of acting.
On the festival circuit this autumn, Johnny Depp has been earning some of the best reviews of his career playing mobster James "Whitey" Bulger in the true drama Black Mass. But his efforts to get under Bulger's skin rankled some of the victims, who don't like to think that Bulger had a more complicated side to him.
Johnny Depp says the transformation into Whitey Bulger was the most important part
"There's a kind heart in there, and there's a cold heart in there," Depp told a reporter. "There's a lot to the man."
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Depp plays the South Boston gangster in 'Black Mass', released on Friday, and made the controversial comments at the film's premiere in the city.
Johnny Depp’s red carpet comments about the gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, whom he portrays in the newly-released movie Black Mass, have upset relatives of some of Bulger’s victims.
At the film’s premiere on Tuesday (September 15th) in Brookline, Boston – the city in which Bulger’s crimes took place – Depp said that there was humanity in everyone, even the notorious, now 86 year old gangster who is serving life imprisonment in Florida.
“There’s a kind heart in there,” 52 year old Depp said in a very short interview that was aired on WCVB. “There’s a cold heart in there. There’s a man who loves. There’s a man who cries. There’s a lot to the man.”
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The Australian court case in which Amber Heard is accused of illegal dog importing has been adjourned until November.
Amber Heard missed a hearing in Australia on Monday (7th September). She was due to appear in court to face charges of two counts of illegal dog importing brought against her by the Australian government. She did not attend the hearing and the case has been adjourned until November when another court date has been scheduled.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at the Met Gala in New York, May 2014.
This was a reference to the Australian minister who ordered his two dogs, Pistol and Boo, to be deported or risk being put down.
Johnny Depp responded to the fiasco surrounding his dogs and the Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce with some rather dark humour. The actor was asked a question about the incident earlier this year, and replied that he had “killed” his pets and “ate them”.
Depp was speaking at a press conference for his new movie Black Mass, which is being shown at the Venice Film Festival, on Friday (September 4th). He sarcastically said: “I killed my dogs and ate them under direct orders from some kind of, I don't know, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia” when he was asked if he was going to take his pets on a gondola ride in the city.
Johnny Depp with his wife Amber Heard
Get ready for the likes of 'Everest', 'The Danish Girl' and 'Black Mass'.
With the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, awards season is officially underway. Venice has been the launchpad for a number of films that have gone on to Oscar glory. Last year, the opening night film was Birdman, and the year before it was Gravity. So there are big hopes for this year's opener, the true-life thriller Everest, directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur with an ensemble cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Emily Watson and Jason Clarke.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in true story disaster thriller 'Everest'
And anticipation is running even higher for a number of other movies. Venice is hosting the premiere of The Danish Girl, the true story of one of the world's first-known transgender women, played by Eddie Redmayne. Can he win back-to-back Oscars? This week's new poster and trailer are very promising.
Continue reading: Awards Season Kicks Off With Venice Film Festival 2015
Having played no part at all in 2011's On Stranger Tides, Bloom will be returning to the cast for Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017.
Great news for fans of Pirates Of The Caribbean as Disney has confirmed that Orlando Bloom will be returning to the cast for the fifth instalment. The announcement was revealed at Disney’s D23 expo on Saturday (August 15th) after the star himself had previously expressed uncertainty as to whether he would get the nod.
Bloom, of course, was missing from the fourth movie On Stranger Tides back in 2011, having played Will Turner, one of the franchise’s central characters, in the first three movies dating back to 2003. But it seems now that his role will be revived in some way for the 2017 release Dead Men Tell No Tales alongside Johnny Depp’s eternal favourite Captain Jack Sparrow.
Orlando Bloom will be taking part in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'
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It's not just Johnny Depp who can get together with his mates and call something super
What do Johnny Deep and Alice Cooper have in common? The desire to create a very exciting new supergroup it would seem. Eclectic actor Depp has joined forces with rock stars Alice Copper, Joe Perry, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum to form The Hollywood Vampires - a collaboration announced at the beginning of this year that will debut with two live Los Angeles gigs in September and perform Rock in Rio in Brazil later in the same month.
Johnny Depp plans to wow audiences with his rock music skills in Hollywood Vampires
The addition of Johnny Depp as a musical accompaniment may sound strange to those who remember the Pirates of the Caribbean actor eschewing the idea of thespians crossing over to the world of music.
The supergroup, which also includes members of Aerosmith and ex-Guns 'N' Roses players, has announced a trio of live dates in support of an album of rock 'n' roll covers.
The band, which also features Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and ex-Guns ‘N’ Roses members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, announced on Wednesday (August 12th) that they’ll play two live gigs in Los Angeles at The Roxy on September 16th and 17th, followed by a sole festival date at Rock In Rio in Brazil on September 24th.
Johnny Depp with Amber Heard in Tokyo earlier in 2015
Whitey Bulger has had the FBI under his thumb for too long, and now people are starting to notice. How can a criminal mastermind responsible for every major offence in the city pass by seemingly unnoticed for an entire lifetime? It's true he landed in Alcatrez at a young age, but the older the more dangerous he becomes; a kingpin of the South Boston criminal underworld who escaped justice by informing authorities of all movements of the rival gang, the Italian Mafia, as suggested by his most useful contact and friend John Connolly. But the Irish Winter Hill Gang is growing ever more powerful, and Bulger's feelings of invincibility lead to more and more murders and destruction. It's time he was stopped, but finding him is not going to be easy.
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Irish-American criminal mastermind Whitey Bulger was arguably one of the most dangerous men in America before his arrest in 2011 at the age of 81. He'd already spent time in Alcatrez as a much younger man, having spent a lot of time on the streets of South Boston. However, by the 70s he proved to be the FBI's best tool in controlling organised crime within the country, and he was eventually persuaded by his friend John Connolly to be their informant in all workings of the rival Italian Mafia. However, it's not safe business being both a highly respected gangster and a police informant, and while much of his activity is being largely ignored as he rises to become top of the Irish Winter Hill Gang, it seems he is gaining too many killings and dodgy dealings under his belt to go unnoticed.
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The actress, wife of Johnny Depp, are said to have illegally brought their pet Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo into the country in May, where the agriculture minister threatened to have them put down.
Amber Heard has been charged by Australian authorities with illegally bringing Johnny Depp’s two pet dogs into the country, following a drama last month in which the nation’s agriculture minister made headlines by ordering the animals to be deported or face being put down.
The Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions said on Thursday (July 16th) that Depp’s wife had been formally charged this week with two counts of illegally importing the Yorkshire terriers (Pistol and Boo) into Australia and one count of producing a false document, and was issued with a summons to appear in a court in Queensland on September 7th.
Amber Heard has been charged with dog smuggling
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The Pirates of the Caribbean actor took a break from shooting the fifth film of the series to pay a short visit to an Australian children's hospital.
Johnny Depp surprised patients at a children’s hospital in Australia with a flying visit dressed in his full Pirates Of The Caribbean costume, delighting the staff and young patients as his flamboyant, swashbuckling character Captain Jack Sparrow.
Taking a leaf out of fellow Hollywood superstar Chris Pratt’s book, the 52 year old actor dropped in dressed as one of his movie characters in order to raise spirits at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, according to ABC Australia on Tuesday (July 7th).
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow on set
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The Pirates of the Caribbean star is hoping to sell his 37-acre estate near Saint -Tropez.
Actor Johnny Depp has put his massive 37 acre French estate and private ‘village’ on the market, with a hefty asking price of $25.76 million. The compound is just a short walk away from the village of Plan de la Tour in southern France and is also not far from holiday destination Saint -Tropez.
Johnny Depp has put his French retreat on the market.
According to Sotheby's International Realty, who has listed the property, the estate boasts a private "hameau" or small Provencal village which features a main house, guest cottages, a chapel, a bar and restaurant, and other structures. The main property also includes 12 bedrooms and 12 full baths as well as more than 10,000 square feet of living space.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp's Private French 'Village' Hits The Market For $26 Million
Johnny Depp has signed as the new face of Dior’s new men’s fragrance.
Johnny Depp is the face of Dior’s brand new men’s fragrance, the French fashion house announced on Wednesday (3rd June). Dior shared a preview photograph from their new advertising campaign on Instagram. The 51-year-old actor looks as handsome as ever in the image and seemingly channels his beloved Pirates of the Caribbean character, Jack Sparrow, with eyeliner, gold earrings and an unusual necklace.
Johnny Depp is the new face of Dior's soon-to-be-released fragrance.
Continue reading: Dior Teases Johnny Depp’s Upcoming Campaign For Their New Fragrance
Bringing Boo and Pistol to Australia could end up being a costly mistake for Depp.
Johnny Depp could be facing a lengthly prison sentence in Australia, after illegally bringing his two dogs into the country last month. The actor broke Australia’s strict quarantine laws when he flew in the Yorkshire terriers on his private jet in April and failed to declare them to officials.
Depp has been filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie in Australia.
On Monday an Australian Senate committee was told that if the matter goes to court and Depp is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison or a maximum fine of $265,000. But it’s not just Depp who’s in hot water, the jet’s pilot is also facing up to two years behind bars, for his involvement in the situation.
The actor has been warned to fly his pets Pistol and Boo out of Australia by Saturday - or they will be destroyed.
It's a row that has caused a stir on Twitter and triggered an online petition to save Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo. The actor and his wife Amber Heard are accused of not declaring their two Yorkshire terriers to customs officials when they flew into Queensland last month - and Australian quarantine authorities have now ordered Depp to fly the pooches out of the country by Saturday or they will be put down.
Johnny Depp has received a harsh warning from Australia
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce claims the star smuggled the dogs aboard his private jet when he returned to Australia on April 21 to continue working on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is being filmed at Gold Coast studios.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Has Two Days To Save His Dogs' Lives
The GoodFellas reunite at Tribeca's closing night, while Carey Mulligan and Jack Black lead the red carpet charge in New York and Los Angeles. There's one last insane trailer for Mad Max, plus the first glimpses at Tom Hardy as the Krays, Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger and Nicole Kidman in small-town Australia...
The Tribeca Film Festival in New York wrapped up at the weekend with a 25th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese's 'GoodFellas', which featured a reunion of the film's actors including Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Debbie Mazar, Lorraine Bracco, Kevin Corrigan and Mike Starr. Take a look at pictures from the closing of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival here.
Paul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin Corrigan
Also in New York, the US premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' brought out stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple and director Thomas Vinterberg, plus other celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Sarah Silverman. The film opens this weekend in both the UK and US. Check out pictures from the premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' here.
Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Tribeca Wraps In New York, 'Madding Crowd' And 'D Train' Hold US Premieres, A New Trailer Drops For 'Mad Max', And There Are First Looks At 'Legend', 'Black Mass' And 'Strangerland'
For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.
With the recent trailer release for 'Black Mass', it's clear to see why the world fell in love with Johnny Depp. A short clip within the trailer perfectly demonstrates the veteran actor's ability to switch at will between fun-loving and friendly, to nightmarishly monstrous, in a great acting showcase. And that creepy make-up job certainly helps.
Johnny Depp shows off his more villainous side in 'Black Mass'
In recent years, Johnny Depp has received a critical savaging, specifically for films like 'The Lone Ranger' and 'Transcendence', but this triumphant return to form may be just what he needs before launching into an 'Alice in Wonderland' sequel, and a fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film.
Sometimes, the greatest hiding place is in plain sight. For twelve years from the mid-1990s, he was the FBI's second most wanted fugitive, behind Osama Bin Laden. Throughout the 1970s, he was an FBI informant, revealing information to bring down an Italian American crime family, and he was the brother of a US senator. But really, his informant years were to stop another family from invading his own turf. Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp) was one of the most brutal and violent criminals in Boston, being the secret puppet master behind one of the most dangerous crime families in history.
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The 'Black Mass' trailer has been released and Johnny Depp is absolutely terrifying as criminal, Whitey Bulger.
Johnny Depp is almost unrecognisable in the trailer for Black Mass. The 51-year actor plays the notorious American gangster, Whitey Bulger, in the upcoming film. The first official trailer was released on Thursday (23rd April). It shows Depp, with a receding hairline and incredibly piercing blue eyes, intimidating a colleague over dinner. Depp's intimidating voice becomes a voice over as other scenes from the movie, including Depp wielding a gun and dumping a dead body, cut in.
Johnny Depp and his wife, Amber Heard.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Terrifies As Whitey Bulger In The Trailer For 'Black Mass'
Tabloid speculation had held that the pair were on the verge of breaking up, but the actors were spotted together in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been spotted together in public for the first time since their marriage in February, putting rumours of an imminent to split to rest. The actors were photographed holding hands together in Brisbane, Australia, where Depp is filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
On Monday, People magazine reported that their marriage was in trouble, in a story that has now been taken down from its website. An unnamed source close to the couple told E! News on Tuesday that, to the contrary, are still “very much in love with each other”.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard earlier this year
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Johnny Depp will return to the U.S for surgery after injuring his hand.
Johnny Depp has sustained an injury to his hand on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and will return to the United States for surgery. Depp was not thought to be on-set at the time of the injury and production is expected to be "minimally impacted" , according to an insider who spoke to the Wrap.
Johnny Depp has returned to the U.S from Australia for surgery on his hand
A spokesman for Disney confirmed the injury though said it would not affect the intended release date of July 7, 2017.
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Kim Kardashian makes a dramatic style move - but who else has recently gone blonde?
Kim Kardashian's debuts her latest fashion move, sporting a head of significantly shorter but freshly dyed blonde locks as she spends quality time with her husband Kanye West in France during Paris Fashion Week. It's a style that's been dividing opinion this week.
Kim Kardashian sports a new style
Kim may have shocked us in skin-tight pink Latex back in February, but the reality star hasn't stopped there. Her latest daring venture has been to bleach her much envied brunette hair - as well as chop half of it off. It'll definitely take some getting used to but we think the curvy star has proved she can just about pull off anything; perhaps she was inspired by her famous mermaid Halloween costume (which people are still talking about) from 2012, where her blonde curls drew many eyes on her.
The actor will be joined by Cooper and Joe Perry for the band's upcoming show.
Johnny Depp re-visits his musical roots in Alice Cooper's formation of supergroup The Hollywood Vampires, named after his legendary drinking club of the same name. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will also join the line-up. It's no secret that the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star and Hollywood heartthrob has a foot in the music industry, it being a big part of his childhood and teenage years. But now he's solidifying that part of his personality by joining a new band: The Hollywood Vampires, alongside Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.
Johnny Depp joins the Hollywood Vampires
The Hollywood Vampires first came about in the 1970s and, while members happened to be some of the biggest rockstars in the world at the time, it was formed as drinking club rather than a band, where members were enlisted on whether or not they could drink the other members under the table. Among them were former Beatles John Lennon and Ringo Starr, as well as Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson and Bernie Taupin.
Around two dozen people attended the newlyweds' second wedding ceremony that took place on the beachfront of the groom's private island in the Bahamas.
Although many A-List stars were in attendance for Sunday evening's (Feb 8th) Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and the BAFTAs in London, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were enjoying their wedding ceremony on the Hollywood actor's private island in the Bahamas.
Depp and Heard's wedding ceremony took place on a private island in the Bahamas
The acting duo, who officially tied the knot in Depp's West Hollywood home on Tuesday, Feb. 3, were married for a second time on the tropical Island, Little Hall's Pond Cay, in a beachfront ceremony that was attended by two dozen of their closet family and friends, People magazine reports.
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The Hollywood stars reportedly walked down the aisle in Depp's Los Angeles home on Tuesday (Feb 3rd).
After becoming engaged a little over a year ago, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have officially tied the knot only days before an organized ceremony is scheduled to take place on the Hollywood actor's private island in the Bahamas.
Depp and Heard tied the knot on Tuesday (Feb 3rd)
According to multiple reports, the duo said "I Do" in the groom's West Hollywood home on Tuesday, Feb. 3, but a bigger wedding is still to come this weekend on Depp's 45-acre tropical paradise which he purchased in 2004.
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Depp and Heard will reportedly be saying “I do” this weekend in the Bahamas.
After a year long engagement it appears the time has finally come for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to walk down the aisle, with various outlets reporting that the couple's big day will happen this weekend.
Will Johnny and Amber be Mr & Mrs by Monday?
The news was originally broken late last week by Page Six, who reported that the wedding will take place on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas, Little Hall’s Pond Cay. Just 50 guests are said to be invited to the ceremony, including Depp’s two children Lily-Rose, 15, and Jack, 12.
Is it time to be getting our outfit in order for Johnny and Amber’s big day?
The big day is reportedly about to come for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, as the couple are said to be tying the knot next weekend. People magazine reports that the couple are preparing to marry on Depp's private island in the Bahamas after getting engaged just over a year ago.
Are these two set to marry sooner than expected?
Depp has owned the private island named Little Hall's Pond Cay since 2004. It boasts 45 acres and six beaches, which are named after Depp’s children, his ex Vanessa Paradis, and his close friends Hunter S. Thompson and Marlon Brando. The actor is said to have paid $3.6 million for the private getaway.
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The 42-year-old actress couldn't stop laughing at the Hollywood hunk's fake moustache during a kissing scene in the upcoming comedy.
Although many women can't imagine there being anything negative about kissing Johnny Depp, it appears that his 'Mortdecai' co-star Gwyneth Paltrow nearly found out sharing a smooch with the Hollywood actor was more trouble than it's worth.
Paltrow couldn't stop laughing at Depp's fake moustache in 'Mortdecai'
While appearing on Friday's addition of 'The Rachael Ray Show,' Paltrow opened up about working alongside Depp and his fake moustache that she could not stop laughing at during a kissing scene in the new comedy.
After taking a beating in reviews, "The Boy Next Door" might actually have a decent box office take.
The Jennifer Lopez-starring thriller The Boy Next Door might become the surprise success of the month, after checking in with $500000 this Friday. According to Variety’s estimates, the movie is on track to get between $12 million and $15 million this weekend on a budget of $4 million.
Jennifer Lopez made a big career move with her first thriller role in The Boy Next Door.
Johnny Depp, once the golden boy of the film industry, has been suffering from some terrible reviews recently.
Even before the movie started rolling out in press screenings last week, the new Johnny Depp action comedy 'Mortdecai' was already rumoured to be a stinker. This is probably due to fatigue over Depp's continuous choice of quirky characters, something that started back in 2003 with his Oscar nominated turn in the first 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie.
Johnny Depp in 'Mortdecai'
But after relentlessly eccentric turns in four more 'Pirates' movies, plus the likes of 'Alice in Wonderland', 'The Lone Ranger' and 'Into the Woods', critics and audiences are getting tired of his increasingly cartoonish shtick. Indeed, 'Mortdecai' has been labelled by critics as a "psychotically unfunny" "vanity project", and "a career low" for Depp.
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Despite a superior cast and terrific-looking production values, this mystery romp is a misfire on every level. The only vaguely entertaining moments come in some snappy wordplay that's presumably all that remains of Kyril Bonfiglioli's beloved novel Don't Point That Thing at Me. Otherwise, the film feels clumsy and outdated, and even Johnny Depp's quirky schtick seems halfhearted. So even though it looks great and elicits a few giggles, it's such a mess that it's hard to imagine why anyone got involved.
Depp plays Lord Charlie Mortdecai, an art expert whose immaculately kept manor house is at risk of foreclosure due to unpaid taxes. So he leaps at the finder's fee when his old pal MI5 Inspector Martland (Ewan McGregor) asks him to investigate a murder linked to a missing Goya painting. The problem is that Martland still holds a torch for Charlie's wife Joanna (Gwyneth Paltrow), a brainy bombshell who launches her own investigation into the case. With his trusty manservant Jock (Paul Bettany) by his side, Charlie is taken to Moscow and Los Angeles in search of the Goya. And it all boils over in a chaotic encounter with a smirking art collector (Jeff Goldblum), his man-crazy daughter (Olivia Munn) and a sneaky killer (Jonny Pasvolsky).
Despite quite a lot of adult-aimed innuendo and violence, director David Koepp (Premium Rush) shoots the movie as if it's a hyperactive kiddie flick, all bright colours and shameless over-acting, with whooshing digitally animated transitions and a series of awkwardly staged car chases. None of this is remotely amusing. Even the constant double entendres are painfully overplayed, while the cartoonish Received Pronunciation accents put on by Depp, Paltrow and McGregor are more distracting than humorous. All of this leaves the characters impossible to engage with on any level; they aren't funny, endearing or even interesting.
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Johnny Depp needs to seriously rethink his movie roles - or maybe he's just not that bothered.
We've been expecting these Mortdecai reviews for the past couple of days - but ultimately, we knew what was coming. It was the calm before the storm. And now we're in the grip of a full blown twister.
Johnny Depp plays the debonair art dealer Charlie Mortdecai in 'Mortdecai'
" There surely won't be a film in 2015 worse than this art-heist romp, starring Johnny Depp," wrote the Telegraph in its leader to Robbie Collin's 1-star review of the movie.
Continue reading: 'Mortdecai': Has Johnny Depp Already Made The Worst Film Of 2015?
It's taken a long time for this stage musical to make it to the big screen, and while director Rob Marshall once again fails to give the story a sharp focus (see also Chicago and Nine), he at least lets the music and characters shine. Originally staged on Broadway in 1987, this musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is a gleeful mash-up of fairy tales that continues on past the "happily ever after", eventually turning rather dark and emotional.
Once upon a time, there was a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) who learn that they can't have children because the Witch (Meryl Streep) next door has cursed them. She offers to break the spell if they collect a cow, a cape, a slipper and a lock of hair. Meanwhile, Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) annoys his mother (Tracey Ullman) by selling the family cow for a handful of "magic" beans; Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) dodges a leery Wolf (Johnny Depp) following her through the woods; Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) sneaks to the festival to meet the Prince (Chris Pine) against the wishes of her nasty stepmum (Christine Baranski); and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy) defies her mother by letting her hair down for a Prince (Billy Magnussen). After knotting together, each plot strand resolves happily. Until the next day.
This is very much a story of two halves, with the sharp, snappy, hilarious first act contrasting strongly against the rather disturbingly grim and grisly second act, as everyone's story unravels to reveal each character's deep neediness. What makes this show so clever is the way it undermines the usual fairy-tale happiness of most stories, cautioning that this artifice is actually a problem for children. While the songs are all clever and thoroughly engaging, none of them is particularly hummable on first listen, but each is packed with witty wordplay and serious subtext that gets under the skin.
Continue reading: Into The Woods Review
When a priceless painting is stolen with the presumable intention of being sold to fund terrorist activities, England needs a hero. Enter, Mortdecai. Lord Charles Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) is a well-known and barely liked art dealer. He is also on the verge of bankruptcy. Well, 'on the verge' may be a little too generous. Mortdecai's extravagant lifestyle ensures that he is in desperate need of money - so much so, that he is willing to take on the job of tracking down and returning the painting. Or, perhaps, he'll steal it himself when he gets the chance. Either way, he'll have to get his hands on it first, and that is going to be far from easy. Or safe.
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'Into the Woods' is a return to form for Depp.
Ok, so Johnny Depp doesn't have a huge part in Into the Woods but it's worth mentioning that this enchanting musical drama effectively stops the rot for a man still considered the world's most in-demand actor. A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, the movie is garnering critical acclaim and should perform strongly at the box-office.
Anna Kendrick stars in Into the Woods
Depp has a strong cast around him. The talented Anna Kendrick plays Cinderella, Lilla Crawford plays Little Red Riding Hood, Daniel Huttlestone plays Jack (and the Beanstalk), while James Corden and Emily Blunt form the basis of the original storyline, as a baker and his wife. Oh, and the world's greatest actress Meryl Streep plays the witch who puts a curse on the helpless couple.
Continue reading: Is 'Into The Woods' Johnny Depp's Best Movie In 10 Years?
Even the best actors can intimidated by serious movies.
There's an enormous buzz surrounding Rob Marshall and Stephen Sondheim's stage to film musical 'Into The Woods' with it's spectacular ensemble cast and vibrant setting, but even a super A lister like Johnny Depp couldn't help but feel a little nervous.
Johnny Depp is the wiley Wolf in 'Into The Woods'
Being surrounded by award-winning movie stars like Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick is scary enough without the prospect of singing in front of them. While you'd think Johnny Depp would be used to it, having starred in Stephen Sondheim's Oscar winning film adaptation of 'Sweeney Todd' back in 2007 and appeared in a number of Hollywood blockbusters with the likes of Morgan Freeman, Helena Bonham Carter, Angelina Jolie, Christian Bale and John Malkovich. However, he admits he found his role as the Wolf 'daunting' even if it was a 'joy' to be involved. 'It's one of those moments that you realise you will never in your life have an opportunity like that again, as an actor or as a musician', he confesses, in the run-up to the film's release.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp 'Daunted' By Into The Woods Role
When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are unable to have children due to a curse, they are advised by a witch (Meryl Streep) to venture into the woods in order to find a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure as gold. Along the way, they become intertwined in the stories of 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Rapunzel', and 'Cinderella', in this original story based upon Grimm's classic fairy tales.
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Raise your hand, if you didn't believe the "drunk" act for a second.
Johnny Depp’s slow, but steady descent into irrelevance continues with his most recent appearance – a speech during the Hollywood awards on Saturday. Depp was there to present the Hollywood Documentary award. And present it he did - so much so that today everyone is talking about it.
Johnny Depp's latest stunt - real or just PR?
Taking the stage mid-show, Depp looked intoxicated and spaced out. He slurred his speech and generally didn’t seem to be in top form. Several parts of the speech were bleeped out, presumably because Depp forgot about broadcast regulations and swore on a few occasions.
The awards picked a good year for their first live broadcast.
Oh dear Johnny Depp. The actor came off a little too much like Jack Sparrow on Friday, when he took to the stage at the Hollywood Film Awards. Introducing Mike Myers’ documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, the actor appeared to be a little worse for wear, slurring many of his words. Of course it was all twitter could talk about, as the awards were being broadcast live for the first time that evening.
Still very rock 'n' roll, Johnny Depp
Introducing the doc about the famed Hollywood agent and manager, Depp looked a little confused as he approached the two-headed microphone. calling it “the weirdest microphone I ever saw in my life,” before he began his introduction by saying "I'm not very good at this type of thing,”
When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep), they discover that they are unable to have children. The couple embark on an adventure into the woods in order to recover the magical objects required to break the spell and allow them to begin a family together. Over the course of their journey, they encounter iconic fairy-tale characters and motifs from stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. They also steadily learn valuable lessons about responsibility and being careful what they wish for.
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The second trailer for Into the Woods proves much more enticing for audiences
Disney has released a new all-singing, all-dancing trailer for its Christmas musical Into the Woods which is due out in cinemas on 25 December. After the first trailer, which might have got fans of musicals a little concerned with its lack of song, this latest instalment does not disappoint and the two minute teaser is jam-packed with musical previews.
Into the Woods sports an impressive cast of fairytale characters and Hollywood actors
The impressive ensemble of fairytale characters, played by an even more impressive ensemble of stars, all get their turn in the trailer spotlight but its Meryl Streep’s witch character that steals the show.
Continue reading: Into The Woods Finally Shows Off Its Singing
Take a sneak peak of forthcoming musical fairytale flick 'Into The Woods' in this short featurette, featuring comments from the stellar ensemble cast and crew. Among them are stars Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, as well as director Rob Marshall ('Chicago'), author of the book James Lapine and composer Stephen Sondheim ('Sweeney Todd').
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Matthew McConaughey will not be starring in the 'Magic Mike' sequel, 'Mike Mike XXL'. Fortunately, the rest of the cast are returning and some other well known faces will also be appearing in the 2015 film, including Amber Heard.
Matthew McConaughey will not be reprising his role as strip club owner Dallas in the upcoming sequel to Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL. The 2015 film may have lost one of its biggest stars but it's certainly making up for it by casting actresses such as Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Matthew Mcconaughey at 4th Annual Critics' Awards in June 2014.
Continue reading: Amber Heard In, Matthew McConaughey Out Of 'Magic Mike XXL'
Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith are teaming up with their daughters for the second movie in Smith's "True North Trilogy". But what do we know about it so far?
After a run of poorly received films that have dented Johnny Depp’s reputation as a box-office magnet, the Hollywood superstar must be keen to move onto pastures anew. For his newest venture, Depp has teamed up with cult filmmaker Kevin Smith in a high-concept action movie based around the exploits of a pair of teen yoga fanatics and their fight against evil spirits. Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose and Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn will take the lead roles whilst Depp will co-star in the curiously entitled project, Yoga Hosers.
In recent years, Depp's box-office status has tailed off after some poor performances.
Set in rural Canada, Smith has written the film and will direct it when it begins production. The story will follow the two girls as they battle a mysterious and ancient evil that threatens a planned party by rising from the underground, penetrating through a spiritual netherworld to usurp the two girl’s weekend plans to attend the coolest party in town. It will mark the second venture by Smith in a trilogy of films, nicknamed the “True North Trilogy” set in the vast and spacious Canadian countryside. The first, Tusk, is currently scheduled to do the rounds in the Autumnal film festival circuit and features largely the same cast as Yoga Hosers. Harley Quinn and Lily Rose also appear in Tusk in roles that are synonymous with Smith’s directorial oeuvre: convenience store clerks. For Yoga Hosers, however, the girl will take on much more pro-active roles.
Lily-Rose Depp has landed her first lead role in the Kevin Smith-directed horror comedy 'Yoga Hosers,' co-starring with her famous father.
Just like her famous father, Lily-Rose Depp is embarking on a career in the movie industry. The 15 year-old girl is set to co-star with daddy Johnny Depp in the upcoming film 'Yoga Hosers, which will be directed by Kevin Smith.
Johnny is set to co-star with his daughter Lily-Rose
This will mark Lily-Rose's very first lead acting job in a Hollywood flick, and it is expected to be a family affair as Smith has also cast his daughter Harley Quinn Smith, 15, in the other lead role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Set To Co-Star With 15 Year-Old Daughter In 'Yoga Hosers'
After making a brief appearance in this year's 'Tusk', Lily Rose Melody Depp and Harley Quinn Smith will be getting a film all to themselves next year.
Kevin Smith is in the process of directing the second film in his new trilogy set in rural Canada. The film is a loose sequel to 'Tusk' (making its first appearance at the Toronto Film Festival this year) and contains some of the same characters. Among these are two young girls, working in a convenience store, played by Lily Rose Melody Depp and Harley Quinn Smith.
Smith is finally making the super hero film everyone has been waiting for
The girls are the fifteen-year-old girls of actor Johnny Depp and director Kevin Smith and are due to star in the film 'Yoga Hosers' next year. Between the two films, Johnny Depp will be playing the legendary man-hunter Guy Lapointe, who aids the two yoga enthusiasts in their quest to fight an ancient evil that threatens the plans of their upcoming party.
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The on-set photos give a fascinating insight into the sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 film. Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter are this time joined by Sacha Baron Cohen, in a film that is said to revisit Lewis Carroll’s stories with an “all-new new tale that travels back to Underland —and back in Time.”
Depp stars once again as The Mad Hatter in yet another chance for him to reinvigorate his career, which has plummeted since the critics panned movies like The Tourist, Lone Ranger and Transcendence. However, for Wasikowska, working with Depp was exactly what she thought it would be: like working with a legendary actor
Continue reading: On Set With 'Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass' [Pictures]
The new trailer for next year's Mortdecai appears promising, although it seems far more focused on character than plot. The plot, such as it is, takes inspiration from the Mortdecai series of books by author Kyril Bonfiglioli.
Johnny Depp as Charlie Mortdecai
More specifically, the film is set to take cues from the novel 'Don't Point That Thing at Me', and follows a rich English art dealer as he traverses the globe in search of a paining containing the code to a bank fully of secret Nazi gold. Although the trailer keeps most of the storyline under wraps.
Charlie Mortdecai may be rude, arrogant and distinctly unlikeable, but he's also a terribly rich English art dealer with a drop dead gorgeous wife, charming looks and a trusty man servant. He has been enlisted to uncover a painting, lost for decades and containing a top secret code that leads to a hidden bank account inside which is mounds of Nazi currency. It is with much apprehension on the part of Inspector Martland that Mortdecai become involved, with him being notoriously overt and extremely moronic. But he is happy to help with the recovery, travelling to various corners of the world and dazzling those he meets along the way. However, he has a lot to face on his journey - from MI5 to terrorists and his wife's repeated questions.
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The trailer for Disney's latest fairy tale, Into the Woods, has arrived.
Disney’s Christmas offering this year comes in the form of a bewitching fairy tale based on Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical, Into the Woods. Set in an alternate world of various Brothers Grimm fairy stories, this modern twist centres around the original tale of a baker and his wife who have been cursed by a witch and must enter into the woods to break the spell so they can start their much-longed for family.
Further well-known classics intertwine with the desperate baker and his wife and they interact with other storybook characters from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel on their travels.
Continue reading: Let's Take A Sneak Peak 'Into The Woods'
When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep), they discover that they are unable to have children. The couple embark on an adventure into the woods in order to recover the magical objects required to break the spell and allow them to begin a family together. Over the course of their journey, they encounter iconic fairy-tale characters and motifs from stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. They also steadily learn valuable lessons about responsibility and being careful what they wish for .
Continue: Into The Woods - Teaser Trailer
Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and others confirmed for album.
Johnny Depp will appear alongside some of the biggest names in music on a new album of ‘lost’ Bob Dylan songs.Depp, who turned 51 this year, will play guitar on Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, due for release this Autumn.
The actor is an accomplished guitarist who has previously played on albums by artists including Neil Young, Iggy Pop and Oasis. He has also performed live with indie rockers the Black Keys and veteran grunge band Pearl Jam, among others.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp To Play Guitar On 'Lost' Bob Dylan Album
The first teaser trailer for Disney's new musical epic Into the Woods has been released, featuring a host of A-List stars.
Cinemas are set to get a whole lot more magical this winter with the release of the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's hit Broadway musical, Into the Woods. Directed by Chicago masetro Rob Marshall, the film depicts beloved fairytale characters as they've never been seen before, and features an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp.
Meryl Streep will be showing off her vocal talents once again
The story follows the Baker and his Wife, played in the film by James Corden and Emily Blunt, who are cursed by The Wicked Witch (Meryl Streep) to be childless, and subsequently set off on a quest 'into the woods' to find the items they need to break the spell. Along the way they will bump into familiar faces such as Cinderella and her Prince Charming (Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine) and the Big Bad Wolf (Johnny Depp).
Continue reading: Fairytales Come To Life In The First Trailer For Disney's Into The Woods
Meryl Streep, James Corden and Chris Pine also star in the upcoming musical.
Have you ever wondered what happened to Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood after they got their ‘happy ending’? Well Disney’s latest musical, Into the Woods might make you wish you’d never asked. In the movie, starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Deep we sadly learn that some of our favourite fairytale characters actually didn't end up living so ‘happily ever after’ once their stories ended.
Anna Kendrick stars as Cinderella
Fairytales have certainly been enjoying a bit of a renaissance as of late with movies such as Snow White and the Huntsman and Maleficent presenting the alternative side to some classic stories. But Disney’s Into the Woods it’s not just another fairytale retelling, instead it explores what happens after the fairytale ended, calling into question everything we ever believed about ‘happily ever after.’
Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) has a job that most could only dream of. He spends his working days travelling around and discovering interesting people whom he then interviews for his radio podcasts. It's a voyage of education and cultural vibrancy - though it rarely occurs to this adventurous wanderer that it could be a little dangerous. He decides to travel to an isolated area of Manitoba in Canada to meet a man with many stories of his own adventures at sea, including being rescued from a sinking boat by a walrus. However, Wallace finds himself drugged at the man's house within hours and spends the next few terrifying days being tortured into behaving like a walrus while this mysterious Mr. Howe (Michael Parks) prepares to perform a gruesome and disfiguring operation involving a carefully prepared pair of ivory tusks. Meanwhile, Wallace's girlfriend and colleagues are getting seriously worried about where on Earth he's got to.
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Pirates 5 will some 6 years after 'On Stranger Tides'
Disney has confirmed that Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on July 7, 2017 – a six-year gap between franchise entries. The tentpole, which stars Johnny Depp in the now-iconic lead role of Captain Jack Sparrow, was supposed to hit cinemas in the summer of 2015, but scripting issues have lead to major delays.
Johnny Depp in his most lucrative on-screen role to date as Captain Jack Sparrow
Disney will be looking forward to getting Dead Men off the ground; the last Pirates movie - On Stranger Tides - grossed $1.04 billion in 2011. So far, the franchise as a whole has accumulated something like $3.7 billion in ticket sales alone, and merchandise for the movies sells well, too.
The original Lone Ranger costume, worn by Clayton Moore in the 1950s TV series, has sold at an auction in Texas for $195,000.
The costume worn by Clayton Moore in the TV series of The Lone Ranger from 1949-1957 has been sold at auction for $195,000. The costume, which includes a blue denim suit, red neckerchief, beige cowboy hat, black leather cowboy boots and leather gun holster, was sold on Saturday (12th July) by a Texas auction house.
Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger, a slightly different outfit from the 50s version.
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Continue reading: Clayton Moore's Original Lone Ranger Costumes Makes $195,000 At Auction
The dog found abandoned in a tent at the Glastonbury festival has been offered a good home with her namesake, singer Dolly Parton. But the 68-year-old country singer isn't the only celebrity to surprise us all with random acts of kindness, check out these other five including Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks and Pamela Anderson.
Dolly Parton has offered to take the dog found at the Glastonbury Festival home with her. Dolly the Dog, named after Parton who was headlining at the festival, was discovered abandoned during the clean-up operation.
Dolly Parton headlined at Glastonbury this year.
Continue reading: Dolly Parton's Glastonbury Dog & 5 Other Celebrity Acts Of Kindness
Try as they might, some movies just haven't lived up to our expectations this year.
We’re half way through 2014 and lets just say, it’s been a mixed bag at the cinema so far. Sure we’ve had some triumphs but we’ve also had a few that have left us leaving the theatre wishing we’d just stayed home and watched Netflix. While they might have taken our money, here’s the 10 movies which left leaving the cinema feeling the most disappointed so far this year.
The Other Woman didn't quite make us laugh enough
The Other Woman
Continue reading: Our 10 Most Disappointing Movies Of 2014 So Far
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