Johnny Depp as Richard

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 25, 2017 19:43:46 July 25, 2017 19:43:46

Johnny Depp is shooting a new movie called Richard Says Goodbye in Vancouver. To mark the start of production, they’ve released a photo of him in character. It’s so much better when other people dress him, non? He looks like how people want to remember Johnny Depp. Or, rather, he looks like a reminder of what people want Johnny Depp to look like. And maybe that’s the point. After all the bad publicity, Johnny Depp is relying on what’s perhaps his most valuable asset – not the cars he might have to sell, not the private island, not the artwork, not the wine, not the Hollywood memorabilia that he obsessively stores…but his face. Because when you see a face like this (which is very generously lit), you really don’t want to believe that it could be capable of hitting his wife, right?

It was confirmed today that Danny Huston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Devon Terrell, and Odessa Young have all joined the cast of Richard Says Goodbye. Initially, when the project was first announced, the two names attached to the film were Johnny and Zoey Deutch, 22 years old, suggesting that Johnny’s #1 on the callsheet and Zoey’s #2. Keep that in mind while you read the synopsis:

The film follows the story of a world weary college professor — portrayed by Depp — who is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? So basically Captain Jack Sparrow becomes an academic checking off his bucket list. And of course there’s a young woman in his life, presumably Zoey – will she make him feel young again? Will she make him feel bold again? Will she make him feel free again? Or will this movie surprise us and, instead of the young beautiful actress playing his love interest, Zoey will be the daughter to Johnny Depp, a middle-aged dad?

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