Just as Terry Gilliam is trying to check Johnny Depp into a hotel in Bucharest, Wes Anderson has booked him into his own Grand Budapest Hotel.
According to Deadline, Depp will star in the movie written and directed by Anderson. There’s no indication of who may have worked on the script with Anderson, who has always had credited co-writers in the past.
Depp had been previously rumoured as standing on the casting wish list for Anderson’s upcoming film, alongside Angela Lansbury, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Jude Law, Owen Wilson and Willem Defoe.
I can’t help but imagine something like Plaza Suite with a stiff rod up its back. Depp’s casting, I’m fantasising, is down to his infamous misbehaviour at the Mark Hotel, and he’s going to be asked to recreate it.
Deadline’s report, incidentally, refers to a handful of Depp movies but nothing with Gilliam.