Johnny Depp to Star With Angelina Jolie in The Tourist

Posted on November 4, 2009

There have been so many cast and director changes to the upcoming thriller The Tourist that it's been hard to keep track. But according to Variety, things are finally shaping up nicely with Angelina Jolie starring as the Interpol agent who must track down a former lover and Johnny Depp starring as an American who gets caught up in the intrigue. Johnny is still in talks, but his surprise involvement has thrown some real buzz behind the project.

The move comes after Avatar star Sam Worthington exited along with director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, both over creative differences. Already, directors are circling the plum gig, including Alfonso Cuaron.


Spyglass initially set up the remake of the 2005 French thriller Anthony Zimmer with Bharat Nalluri directing Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron. Worthington came aboard with Theron after Cruise took Knight & Day at Fox. Von Donnersmarck then came into the picture with Jolie. Depp was brought into the mix by King, with whom he has a close relationship, most recently collaborating on The Rum Diary and the Gore Verbinski-directed animated pic Rango.

Johnny was supposed to make Pirates of the Caribbean 4 for Disney, but it looks like that may not be happening after all. Johnny was very unhappy when studio chief Dick Cook was forced out and since then his enthusiasm for another pirate move has waned, according to The L.A. Times.

Update: The Tourist trailer has been released.

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