Johnny Depp in talks for `Mortdecai`

Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp is in negotiations to play the lead role in `Mortdecai`, an adaptation of Kyril Bonfiglioli`s novels.

The movie adaptation is being directed by David Koepp while Eric Aronson is behind the script, Deadline Hollywood reported.

Depp would play the role of dashing art dealer and part-time rogue Charles Mortdecai, who must find a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

The actor is currently starring in Disney`s `The Lone Ranger` and is wrapping Wally Pfister`s directorial debut `Transcendence`.

Koepp and Depp worked together on `Secret Window` in 2004.


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