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Watch: First Trailer For Spy Comedy ‘Mortdecai’ Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor & More

Watch: First Trailer For Spy Comedy 'Mortdecai’ Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor & More

Johnny Depp evidently does what he pleases in between “Pirates Of The Caribbean” movies and installments of his newly-minted “Alice In Wonderland” franchise. So no matter how many chinks in his armor he’s sustained via flops like “Transcendence,” “Dark Shadows,” “The Rum Diary” and the now infamous “The Lone Ranger,” he always has his fallback cash-cows. One gets the impression that he considers poorly performing films as someone else’s problem: Depp appears in films that interest him and that’s that. His latest whimsy? Depp will star in “Mortdecai,” a James Bond-esque spy comedy revolving around a dapper idiot.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Juggling some angry Russians, the British MI5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

Directed by David Koepp (who directed Depp in “Secret Window”), the movie co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Oliver Platt, Aubrey Plaza, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, and Olivia Munn. The film is adapted from the anthology The Mortdecai Trilogy written by Kyril Bonfiglioli, which suggests that all involved are shooting for a franchise, if along goofy lines. A similar formula was employed for “Pirates Of The Caribbean” series, so no one should scoff.

Thoughts? Are you all in for this action spy comedy? We’ll find out next year. Lionsgate opens “Mortdecai” February 6, 2015

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Comments

Natalie

Looks promising-I can't wait to see this one.

triguous

Two Paul Bettanys and one Ewan McGregor. I'm in.

salibherdz

haters gonna f**k! this is g0nna be an0ther great JD m0vie and every0nes g0nna like it man.. whether u like it or n0t.. stop talking sh!7 same pers0n diffrent username

Amanda bonfiglioli

Well it's made me laugh already…..straying far from the books…. but many do!

Jowana Bueser

"Someone's posting from multiple different usernames to make this movie look bad!"

This comment made me laugh so hard. I work as a social media manager and from my experience, multiple account comments are posted at the same time or close intervals. Now check out the posts from 10:00pm, 10:10pm, 10:11pm. Comments trying to make this film look good.

love johnny depp

love johnny depp he looks amazing i love him he is great

yes yes yes

love it love it love it

Looks great! Can't wait!

Looks great! Can't wait!

Looksgreat

Looks great! Can't wait!

Looks great

Looks great! Can't wait!

What's going on here?

Someone's posting from multiple different usernames to make this movie look bad!

Jess

I imagine this will be good, but will flop hard. Disappointing since there are at least 2 more great books to make in the series. Hopefully I'll be proven wrong about the latter.

cirkusfolk

Ugh. The release date should tell you all you need to know about this film. Ed Wood this ain't.

jimmiescoffee

february? ouch. but hope its good.

Zero

This looks awful and he looks like a total ripoff.

Leigh

Cool! The Bettany clones are finally making a movie together! I hear they play a couple of writers who never proofread their work.

Monco

Well… Olivia Mmmmunn, -excuse me- is in this movie. Atleast one reason to watch this movie. And what's up Paltrow playing just-returned-from-Iron-Man-sets kinda character in here ?

Josh

ouch. this looks awful. may get a big payday in UK, doubtful in the US.

That Kid

So that's what Depp would have looked like in "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Sagi

This is going to flop so hard

Hiiii

THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!

kyle

Getting a, "man who knew too little" vibe from this. cool with me, i'm one of like – 10 appreciators of that movie.

silvia

the books are HILARIOUS and the trailer looks funny too. I'm IN

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