Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Lionsgate's upcoming adaptation Mortdecai.
Based on a novel by Kyril Bonfiglioli titled The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery, the story follows debonair art dealer Charles Mortdecai (Johnny Depp). The art connoisseur travels around the world to uncover a stolen painting, which is rumored to contain a secret code to a lost bank account. The account is supposedly filled with millions in Nazi gold. On his journey, he also juggles furious Russians, the British Mi5, his crazy wife and a terrorist.
Johnny Depp most recently played the role of Tonto in Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger and will next be seen in Wally Pfister's sci-fi action project Transcendence. No production date has been released.