Johnny Depp, always a fan of working with eccentric auteurs, is expected to star in “The Grand Budapest Hotel” for Wes Anderson.
According to Deadline.com, Anderson wrote and will direct “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” He’ll also produce along with Scott Rudin and Steven Rales of Indian Paintbrush.
The report has no plot details on “Hotel,” which will be Anderson’s follow-up to this summer’s art house smash “Moonrise Kingdom,” which has made over $32 million at the domestic box office despite a theater count that has yet to hit 1000.
Depp’s summer release, “Dark Shadows,” has been less successful, at least relative to budget. The actor’s latest collaboration with Tim Burton is hovering at $77 million domestic, roughly half of its reported budget (international audiences have been a bit kinder to the campy vampire flick). Depp is currently still at work on his long-gestating reunion with Gore Verbinski on “The Lone Ranger.”