Mortdecai (film)

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Mortdecai poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by David Koepp
Produced by Christi Dembrowski
Johnny Depp
Andrew Lazar
Screenplay by Eric Aronson
Based on Mortdecai 
by Kyril Bonfiglioli
Cinematography Florian Hoffmeister
Edited by Jill Savitt
Infinitum Nihil
Mad Chance Productions
Odd Lot Entertainment
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release dates
  • January 23, 2015 (2015-01-23)
Country United States
Language English

Mortdecai is an upcoming American action comedy film directed by David Koepp and written by Eric Aronson. The film is adapted from the book anthology The Mortdecai Trilogy written by Kyril Bonfiglioli. It stars Johnny Depp in the title role and also features Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn and Aubrey Plaza. The film is scheduled to be released by Lionsgate on January 23, 2015. The film is the third collaboration between Depp and Bettany, following 2014's Transcendence and 2010's The Tourist.


Juggling some angry Russians, the British MI5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai 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.[1]



Principal photography and production began on October 21, 2013 in London.[2][3][4]

Marketing and promotion[edit]

A photo from the film featuring Depp was revealed on May 8, 2014.[5] The first trailer for the film was released on August 12.[6]


On April 23, 2014, Lionsgate announced that the film would be released on February 6, 2015.[7] On September 24, 2014, the release date was shifted to January 23, 2015.[8]


On February 7, 2014, Lionsgate announced that they would be creating a franchise of the film.[9]


  1. ^ "Filming Begins on David Koepp’s Action-Comedy MORTDECAI Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ewan McGregor". Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Principal Photography Begins for Mortdecai, Starring Johnny Depp". 21 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mortdecai Starring Johnny Depp Begins Production in London". 21 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
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  5. ^ DAVIS, EDWARD (8 May 2014). "First Look: Johnny Depp Gets Mustachioed & Debonair In Spy Thriller Comedy 'Mortdecai'". Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Anderton, Ethan (August 12, 2014). "Johnny Depp Doesn't Need Help with His Bags in 'Mortdecai' Trailer". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
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  8. ^ Lang, Brent (September 24, 2014). "Johnny Depp Comedy ‘Mortdecai’ Shifts to January 2015 Release Date". Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ Lang, Brent (February 7, 2014). "Johnny Depp ‘Mortdecai’ Has Franchise Written All Over It, Lionsgate Says". Retrieved September 25, 2014. 

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