Rob Marshall and John DeLuca have officially signed on to the Warner Bros. planned remake of The Thin Man. The pair will produce the film via their Lucamar Productions banner. Award-winning director Marshall is also confirmed to direct. The film will reteam Marshall with Johnny Depp, who is attached to star in the project. The two just worked together on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides which Disney will be releasing on May 20.
Lucamar Productions joins Infinitum Nihil Company and Langley Park Pictures as production companies on the project. In addition to DeLuca and Marshall, Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski are producing on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, and Kevin McCormick is producing on behalf of his Langley Park Pictures. Jerry Stahl is attached as screenwriter. Says Marshall, "John and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project. We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembrowski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story."
CAA and Michael Gendler of Gendler & Kelly negotiated the deal with Warner Bros. on behalf of Marshall and DeLuca. The Thin Man is a remake of the Oscar-Nominated 1934 film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.