'Mortdecai' Book Trilogy and Movie IMDB: Lionsgate Film Stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow in Action Comedy [Watch]
The upcoming action-comedy crime movie "Mortdecai" from Lionsgate is scheduled to be released on Feb. 6, 2015 in the United States, according to IMDB.
"Mortdecai" is an adaptation of the book collection known as the "Mortdecai Trilogy," which was a work of Kyril Bonfiglioli's, an English writer who was born in 1928.
The book featured Charlie Mortdecai, who was a fictional art dealer with some psychopathic tendencies and amoral behavior.
The movie director is David Koepp, who has a string of credentials as a writer for various films such as "Jurassic Park," "Carlito's Way," "Mission: Impossible," "Snake Eyes," "Men in Black 3" and, the most recent, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit". Eric Aronson is the writer for "Mortdecai."
The film has a star-studded cast which includes Johnny Depp in the title role of Charles Mortdecai, and also stars Aubrey Plaza, Gwyneth Paltrow as Johanna, Ewan McGregor as Inspector Martland, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum, Oliver Platt, Paul Bettany, Michael Byrne as the Duke of Asherboroughdon, Alec Utgoff as Dmitri, Carly Steel as Mrs. Krampf and Michael Culkin as Sir Graham Archer.
According to JoBlo In the trailer for the movie, Depp was portrayed as a suave idiot, a role that the talented actor plays very well. The trailer shows him juggling a few angry Russians and the British security service M15 as well as a very leggy wife.
Charlie Mortdecai is shown as a part-time rogue, debonair art dealer and an international terrorist. He must go around the world armed only with his special charm and very good looks as he races to recover a stolen painting. The valuable painting seems to have a code to a lost bank account supposedly filled with gold stashed by the Nazis, if the rumor is to be believed.
It is predicted to be a very entertaining movie for adults but not for kids because it has dark undertones, based on the official trailer.