In of the most spectacular trade-ups in recent memory, Sony managed to replace the erstwhile Worthington with none other than Johnny Depp! With Jolie already providing significant star wattage, the signing of Depp suddenly catapulted The Tourist from showbiz merry-go-round to seriously exciting proposition.
As Depp deadpanned to Collider, “I suspect there may be paparazzi in Venice,” and naturally, his pairing with Jolie saw tabloid interest in the project multiply drastically overnight. However, Depp was keen to stress his excitement over proceedings, with Jolie coming in for some especially gushing praise.
“I'd never met Angelina Jolie before but I found her to be a real treat, I mean a real doll,” he said. "She's a nice woman, serious about what she does and loves her man and loves her kids. I was very impressed.”
All of which is lovely of course, but what about the role? Well apparently he’s keen on that as well.
“I liked the French film,” he told Collider, “I liked it a lot. My friend (Yvann Atal) played the part in that and I liked it. So I thought it might be interesting to explore this kind of character.”
Depp will be playing Frank, the patsy approached by Jolie’s character as she attempts to pin her missing lover’s crimes on somebody else. Naturally, she’ll have to use her feminine charms to make it happen, which means Depp and Jolie will be getting up close and personal on the big screen...