Is there a rule that Johnny Depp has to be in every other movie that comes out? In an effort to take advantage of the wild success of Pirates of the Caribbean, Depp’s next movie is being released early:
- The Johnny Depp thriller “Secret Window” is opening six weeks earlier than originally planned, a move that could help the film take advantage of the heat surrounding the actor.
The Sony film, based on a novella by Stephen King, will now come out on March 12 instead of April 23. The announcement was made Wednesday by Jeff Blake, the studio’s president of worldwide marketing and distribution.
“We just had our first screening of the film, and it went great; Johnny Depp is terrific in this film,” said Blake, who noted that the media campaign for the film kicks off Feb. 1 with a spot during Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Depp plays a writer who is in the midst of a painful divorce and is stalked by a psychotic stranger. John Turturro, Ving Rhames and Timothy Hutton also star. “Window” has not yet been rated, but Blake said he anticipates a PG-13 tag. David Koepp directed. [Hollywood Reporter]
What I want to know is, whatever happened to the other guy from 21 Jump Street? Who would have predicted the career of Johnny Depp from those humble beginnings?