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Rachel Weisz Opposite Johnny Depp in The Thin Man Remake?

11 May 2011 12:30 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener Rachel Weisz, Oscar winner for The Constant Gardener, may join Rob Marshall and Johnny Depp in the Warner Bros. remake of The Thin Man. Depp is set to play dipsomaniac detective Nick Charles; according to reports, Weisz is being considered for the role of Nick's equally dipsomaniac partner in crime-solving, Nora Charles. William Powell and Myrna Loy became first-rank stars after playing Nick and Nora in W. S. Van Dyke's 1934 film adaptation — which is quite different from Dashiell Hammett's considerably darker book. That was back in the day when MGM was a major Hollywood powerhouse. The Thin Man earned Oscar nominations in the Best Picture, Best Actor (Powell), Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett) categories. Loy was bypassed, which outraged many at the time. Weisz's latest vehicles haven't performed well at the North American box office — e.g. »

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