Johnny Depp May Join Angelina Jolie in "The Tourist!" What About "Pirates 4?" 

May is the operative word here because for now, Johnny Depp is just in talks to star with Angelina Jolie in "The Tourist." The film is cursed by the Hollywood gods! The remake of the 2005 French thriller "Anthony Zimmer" has gone through so many major changes.

First, Bharat Nalluri was set to direct Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron. Then, Cruise left and Sam Worthington entered.

Soon after, Nalluri left and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck joined to helm. Then, Theron exited and Jolie entered.

Then, both Worthington and von Donnersmarck left.

Are you still with me?

We heard that Worthington and von Donnersmarck left due to creative differences.

"The Tourist" tells the story of an American tourist who goes undercover to entrap an ex-lover. That ex-lover is also a suspected global criminal.

Depp is negotiating to play the tourist while Jolie is set to play an Interpol agent who is attempting to locate a criminal who was once her lover.

Julian Fellowes wrote the original script; Christopher McQuarrie and Jeffrey Nachmanoff did rewrites.

Hollywood is going gaga over the prospect of a Depp-Jolie partnership; meanwhile, I'm going bonkers because director Alfonso Cuaron is said to be interested. I respect Cuaron's vision!

You know what's also surprising? Depp being interested in making this film. He was expected to make either the fourth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, or "The Lone Ranger" for Disney. But Depp loudly expressed his disappointment over the untimely exit of ex-Disney chairman Dick Cook. So maybe, that's the reason the actor is turning his back on the house of mouse and embracing the prospect of working with Sony for "The Tourist."

All I'm saying is the studio better get their act together because the targeted start date of February is coming very soon.

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