There was a lot of excitement when it was reported that Johnny Depp was cast in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. He would have joined Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Angelina Lansbury, and of course Bill Murray for the film. But Depp’s casting was apparently news to Anderson who states that Depp has not been cast in The Grand Budapest Hotel
Here’s the full quote from Anderson in an interview with the Huffington Post…
“You know, the Internet has a way of announcing things on its own. You will find that even though I’m very aware of the cast that has been announced on its own devices, you’ll never find me saying who’s in the movie. Or, as far as I know, anybody else. I really don’t know where it all comes from. In fact, Johnny is somebody who I would love to work with at some point, but he’s not going to be in this movie. But I actually have not put the cast out — I have not announced the cast. We have quite a great cast.”
There you have it, Depp is not even in the cast. It’s a bit disappointing to know that Depp won’t be a part of a Wes Anderson film this time. So let’s just hope that Depp sees or hears the aforementioned quote. Anderson also went on to say that he has not even announced a full cast yet, but he did confirm that Murray does have a role in the film.
[Source: Huffington Post]