Johnny Depp isn’t afraid of doing unexpected things just because it sounds fun, and it seems he’s at it again as it appears he’s going to have a role in Kevin Smith’s strange horror-thriller, Tusk.
It’s Tusk’s leading man, Justin Long, who made the surprising revelation in an interview with Newsday, where he refers to the film as being, “Yeah, the one where a man turns into a war horse [sic]. It’s called Tusk. Johnny Depp is in that one.”
But it’s not a war horse, it’s a walrus, with Long as a journalist who lands the story of a lifetime when he meets Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), an adventurer who has a strange penchant for the sea mammals. After he goes missing, his friends must find him. Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment and Ralph Garman co-star.
It would be easy to think Justin Long was just joking, but it does fit with a tweet from Smith last September, where he said, ‘HE’S IN!!! HE’S IN!!!!!! #WalrusYes (More info when I can share it. Just needed to mark the highlight of my career for future reference…)’.
Johnny Depp’s role has not been confirmed, but TheWrap suggests that he may be a French-Canadian inspector named, Guy LaPointe, who looking a strange case involving a man trapped in a walrus costume. It’s only a small part, which Kevin Smith has said would be perfect for a big star cameo, as it only involves two days of filming.