Maybe the curse of the Black Pearl eventually rubbed off about Jack Sparrow?
Sure, Johnny Depp’ersus career soared following he turned Pirates of the Caribbean into an enormous global franchise. However in recent years, even as your Pirates series rolled combined (the fifth film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, is born next summer). Depp’utes career beyond the realm of piracy has sunk to the bottom of Davy Jones’ locker. His previous non-Pirates blockbuster was Rango in 2011. Almost anything else he’s carressed in the interim has flopped: Mortdecai, Black Mass, Darker Shadows, The Lone Ranger (which, shhhh don’capital t tell anyone, was kinda good) and Transcendence (which often, shhh don’t tell any person, was actually horrible).
At a certain point Johnny’s not really able to put on the bandana and dreadlocks anymore, therefore he’s going to need to come across better material. And Variety provides the scoop on something which at least has severe potential: A Southern region American crime thriller called Triple Frontier. Here’s how they describe the actual plot:
The film is set in the notorious boundary zone between Paraguay, Argentina along with Brazil where the Iguazu and also Parana rivers converge — producing “la triple frontera” tough to monitor and a location for organized offense.
More interesting than the assumption is the director at this time attached. That’d end up being J.C. Chandor, who made the excellent Margin Call, All Will be Lost, and A Most Crazy Year, and is next making Deepwater Horizon, based on the real-life disaster for the oil platform of the same name. Chandor is not only a talented guy with exceptional taste, he’s certainly got a gift with regard to coaxing good performances out of actors; every one of his films has great leads. So the hope would be that Chandor could bring back the great Johnny Depp that is definitely inside, and maybe keep away the negative Johnny Depp that we notice too much.
Variety says any bargain is “far away” nevertheless that Depp is in “early talks” to star from the film (possibly alongside Tom Hanks, which would become a very intriguing combination). I hope this happens. Or perhaps Johnny gets herself back on track.