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Who Will Play Nora In The Thin Man Remake With Depp?

March 30, 2012

Eva Green, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan, Kristen Wiig, Emily Blunt and Isla Fisher along with the still in the mix Rachel Weisz are all up for the lead role of Nora Charles in Rob Marshall‘s remake of the classic detective comedy “The Thin Man” says Deadline.

The 1934 film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, based on Dashiell Hammett‘s book, follows an alcoholic former P.I. named Nick Charles and his wealthy heiress wife Nora who investigate a murder that involves an eccentric inventor and his bizarre family.

These polished and sophisticated society types spend as much time engaging in witty banter with each other as they do investigating the crime. 
Five sequels were produced.

David Niven and Maggie Smith‘s memorable roles in 1976 comedy classic “Murder By Death” were directly inspired by the series.

It’s expected that the novel will be used as a starting point. The story follows an alcoholic former P.I. named Nick Charles and his wealthy heiress wife Nora who investigate a murder that involves an eccentric inventor and his bizarre family.

Johnny Depp plays Nick–Of the ladies up for Nora I would love to see Stone get the part–Mulligan would be my second choice–with Green (who worked with Depp on Dark Shadows) my 3rd choice

Shattered Glass writer Billy Ray has been charged to pen the script taking over for David Koepp who himself replaced Permanent Midnight: author and screenwriter Jerry Stahl (“Bad Boys 2“) who was previously attached to write the script but apparently never got going

The various actresses will meet with Marshall next week about the part.

Depp, Marshall, John DeLuca,.Christi Dembrowski and Kevin McCormick are producing.

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