In other (somewhat related) news, I've heard buzz that Johnny Depp wants to team with Rob Marshall to do a remake of my all-time favourite vintage movie, The Thin Man. If you follow my twitterfeed, you may have noticed some of us back and forthing about the prospect. My first thought was: nooooooo, Don't even bother! My next thought was: well, if you really have to try to mess with perfection via a remake, please let someone else other than Johnny Depp play William Powell's character, Nick.
It's not that I don't think Depp is amazingly talented and perennially gorgeous. I just think the role calls for someone more distinguished & dapper & wry. My casting suggestion: John Slattery, the chap most recently known as Roger Sterling on Mad Men. IMHO, he has that perfect "insouciance," that mix of blithe languour and boyish spriteliness, not to mention that (feigned?) ability to hold his liquor hehe (Depp's played a lush, too, but if he DOES play Nick, he MUST find an alternative way to play a dipsomaniac--i.e. he'll definitely have to dump that cute but unsubtle "drunk-on-rum" Jack Sparrow slur).
As for who should play Nora, well, I heard a rumour that Rachel Weisz is in serious contention. She definitely has the looks to play the "lanky brunette with a wicked jaw" but could she bring the sass and class? Maybe! Interesting (though somewhat offputting) to ponder this remake prospect--though there's no question in my mind that Nora's costumes in the remake will never come close to the perfection of the Dolly Tree-designed ensembles in the original. What are YOUR thoughts?
Okay, I'm off for the weekend. Sorry my posts have been sparse and dull lately. We've got a pretty great night out planned for Wednesday, though, so hopefully will have some fun things to post about next week. xox, lovelies!