Jack Sparrow is….Mortdecai.
From the looks of it, David Koepp’s Mortdecai looks like what would happen if you got Inspector Jacques Clouseau and Johnny Depp and banged them together like cymbals. The problem is, as great as they are, Clouseau’s shenanigans belonged to a specific era. Additionally, Johnny Depp needs to start playing more subdued characters stat….or even time travel back a few years and start doing it then, lest we all grow more weary of him mistaking being silly for acting. The man is capable of some great things. It would be great if he remembered that.
“Juggling some angry Russians, the British MI5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.”
Mortdecai stars Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Bettany, Jeff Goldblum and Ewan McGregor and is set for release in January 2015.
Check out the trailer below –