Johnny Depp has been long been attached to star in Mortdecai for quite a while, and now he has some new company as Aubrey Plaza, Oliver Platt and Jeff Goldblum have all joined the cast of the action comedy. They’ve been announced partway through production, as the London shoot was wrapped and filming has now moved to Los Angeles.
Plaza, Platt and Goldblum join Depp, as well as Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Paul Bettany and Paul Whitehouse. David Koepp is directing the film from a screenplay by Eric Aronson.
The films sees debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist. He must traverse the globe armed only with 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.