“THE THIN MAN” RETURNS WITH JOHNNY DEPP AS NICK CHARLES

Vintage movie fans might be interested to learn that Johnny Depp is set to star in a remake of “The Thin Man,” which starred William Powell and Myrna Loy as the smart and witty Nick and Nora Charles. The original movie spawned a popular series of films about the hard boiled detective who “retired” when he married an heiress, but the well dressed, cocktail swilling socialites couldn’t resist solving crimes together. With the help, of course, of their wire fox terrier, (and our favorite movie dog) Asta. Hopefully the new version will be as clever as the original.

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Posted by Janet on March 22, 2011

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  1. By Teddy
    On March 22, 2011 at

    This could be fun….who’s playing Myrna Loy’s role?

  2. By Muffin Top!!
    On March 22, 2011 at

    Sounds like good one! Johnny Depp will be awesome as usual.

    Maybe Angelina should play Loy’s part so the two of them can redeem themselves from the Tourist? Personally I enjoyed the movie but lots of people didn’t.

  3. By Mrs Honoria Pilkinghorne
    On March 22, 2011 at

    Drew Barrymore has Nora would be my vote they would be great together.

  4. By Jerry D
    On March 22, 2011 at

    The role of Nora (played superbly by Myrna Loy) will probably go to a Brit or Australian but I think Amy Adams could handle it beautifully.

  5. By Denise
    On March 22, 2011 at

    I love The Thin Man movies. Amy Adams is good suggestion for the Myrna Loy role but I think Marion Cotillard would be great too. She even bears a resemblance to Myrna Loy.

  6. By Alpha Femme
    On March 22, 2011 at

    I lost my faith in Johnny. Tourist is simply pathetic and made me look at him with a different set of eyes. The audience will now be tougher on him after that unfortunate flop.

  7. By pippa martins-st. onge
    On March 22, 2011 at

    Janet you are really showing your age with this post. Americans are only interested in reality tv rubbish.

  8. By Jennface
    On March 22, 2011 at

    Nooooooooooooooooooo! I love Johnny Depp in the right movie but he’s no William Powell. If they have to, why not Colin Firth or Jeremy Northam. They need someone suave, debonair and a lovely drunk.

    As for Nora, Amy Adams is cute, showed some flair in Miss Pettigrew but can she be the very droll wisecracking yet tolerant Nora. Probably, more so than many others. I heard they mention Marissa Tomei, she’s to old and doesn’t have the chops.

  9. By Patrick
    On March 22, 2011 at

    There are more people on here than just Americans, Pippa.
    Get over yourself, already.

  10. By clementine
    On March 22, 2011 at

    I love the Thin Man movies…wow, old hollywood is so much more fun than today’s hollywood…by far…

  11. By georgie
    On March 23, 2011 at

    I don’t know if this is a good idea. We thought the Tourist was horrible, boring, badly acted dreck. I hope I never see AJ & Depp together again. They had zero chemistry. I think its becuz their both oddballs. For really sexy chemistry, I don’t think you should put two oddballs together–better to have one oddball and one average but interesting/endearing person. Hope that makes sense.

  12. By georgie
    On March 23, 2011 at

    Asta is my favorite movie dog also, and I grew up near Lassie and other movie/tv dogs and got to visit them.

  13. By Reta
    On March 23, 2011 at

    Asta was killer cool for a dog! Nick & Nora were cool cool cool and suave, sleek, sexy, funny as hell, and always dressed to kill. Love Depp, but this isn’t good casting unless he is willing to TOTALLY transform himself, and even then, I don’t think so. Needs to be a taller guy, capable of wearing the tux like a second skin. And a classy dame with a sweet soft, slightly upturned at the corners mouth who can twist her husbands arm while watching a game and never become unsexy while doing so. The originals will be next to impossible to replace and if it can’t be done extremely well, the idea should be put in mothballs. There are only so many Nick and Nora’s in the entire world over 100 years and I don’t think our second pair have come around quite yet.

  14. By joanie
    On March 23, 2011 at

    Who’s playing Asta???

  15. By Margie
    On April 21, 2011 at

    Oy vey, what a suggestion! The Thin Man was perfect the first time. I agree with the Gene Siskel, who said why remake something that was just right, why not pick something that was screwed up?

    Depp would be a poor choice. I doubt that he “gets” the character. Then some writer would have to “modernize” the script and completely ruin it. Better to leave the original for young people to see. It’s still fun to watch and my guess is that TCM gets a lot of viewers every time it is on.

  16. By Casonia...I bet Chef Ramsay would not know how to say Feierabend correctly and..I would simply have him call me that! If Ramsay is hard on me..Then I would take it out on the group?
    On September 17, 2011 at

    sound really good to go back to old school.

  17. By Casonia...I bet Chef Ramsay would not know how to say Feierabend correctly and..I would simply have him call me that! If Ramsay is hard on me..Then I would take it out on the group?
    On September 17, 2011 at

    JOHNNY DEPP HAS THE SPIRIT.

  18. By Casonia...I bet Chef Ramsay would not know how to say Feierabend correctly and..I would simply have him call me that! If Ramsay is hard on me..Then I would take it out on the group?
    On September 17, 2011 at

    THANK GOODNESS FOR OLD SCHOOL AND SMOOTH ACTING AND SEXY APPLIES.

  19. By Casonia...I bet Chef Ramsay would not know how to say Feierabend correctly and..I would simply have him call me that! If Ramsay is hard on me..Then I would take it out on the group?
    On September 17, 2011 at

    SHOWS WITH STORY LINES AND EVERYTHING TIED UP IN A NICE LITTLE BOX.

  20. By Sir Justin Jonluke Jr
    On May 19, 2012 at

    Good oldfashion movie…The story line is incredible and outstanding…Yes I Love old black and white movies.

  21. By Sir Justin Jonluke Jr
    On May 19, 2012 at

    Please make the movie…I WILL GO AND SEE IT….Good Idea and the movie would draw attention to the actors who are no longer on this earth…

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