Johnny Depp is currently filming the heist comedy Mortdecai on location in London, England alongside an all-star cast including Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn.
A veteran screenwriter of blockbusters including Jurassic Park, David Koepp is directing this action-comedy, based comedic crime novel ‘The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery’ by Kyril Bonfiglioli.
The story follows an art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp), who must traverse the globe armed with only his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. As this life-style includes his impossibly leggy wife, he’s quite desperate in doing so. He’ll also have to contend with angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist of course.
With a script by Eric Aronson (On the Line), Mortdecai also stars Guy Burnet, Michael Byrne, Michael Culkin, Jonny Pasvolsky, Ulrich Thomsen, and Paul Whitehouse.
‘The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery’ is the fourth and final installment in the satire writer’s crime-comedy series about Charlie Mortdecai. Bonfiglioli died in 1996 and Craig Brown completed the book, which received strong reviews.