Update: My source responded with an emphatic “I wish,” putting this rumor to rest. Bummer, it took me forever to write this piece…
The Internet investigates, and possibly uncovers quite a doozy.
Fan-site Johnny Depp Zone put on their detective cap and may have stumbled on clues that reveal a part in Kevin Smith’s forthcoming Tusk.
Back in December, Smith announced that Tusk – a modern-day monster movie that follows a journalist named Wallace (Justin Long) who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses – wouldn’t be finished in time for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. He cited that he still had “two more shooting days here in Los Angeles to wrap the flick with our fifth Beatle – the performer playing the role of investigator Guy Lapointe.” A casting that he called the highlight of his career.
Back to the Depp Zone, who compiled the following clues:
-Johnny Depp’s makeup artist, Joel Harlow, has listed Tusk on his resume, which has since been removed.
–VideoETA added this long-shot of a connection: “There is a personal relationship between Depp and Smith that dates back to when their daughters went to school together and they co-hosted poetry events for charity. The age is right and Johnny Depp has the range to pull off just about any sort of character.”
-There was gap in January when Depp completely shooting Mortdecai.
-Amber Heard – Depp’s alleged fiance – is in three movies produced by Demarest Films, Tusk‘s production company.
-Lastly, and probably where this all stemmed from, Long did an interview with Long Island Newsday where he stated: “Yeah, the one where a man turns into a war horse. It’s called “Tusk.” Johnny Depp is in that one. I’m working on something coming up later.”
We personally sent out a few e-mails this a.m. in hopes of getting confirmation. Watch this spot as new breaks.
In case you didn’t know: Depp is the greatest actor of our time. His range is uncanny.