We can usually expect from Johnny Depp a strange and dark character but in his newest movie, Mortdecai, he plays a comedic and eccentric art dealer Charles Mortdecai. I believe this will be a character we have never seen Depp play, yeah he has played a lot of eccentric, comedic characters in the past years but Mortdecai has a different vibe than some of his other characters. Mortdecai has a little resemblance to Jay Gatsby but he is a moron as you can hear Ewan McGregor say in the trailer. He is an adventurer but most likely a coward, oh yeah he is also a womanizer as we can see in the trailer he gets put in jail for sexual harassment, who knows maybe this is a formal greeting in America.
I personally believe this a start to a new Depp that we will love and cherish. Lately Johnny Depp has been under fire for his recent box office failures like Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger, and Transcendence and although I feel like Dark Shadows and Transcendence were really underrated he needs a solid box office hit for him right now. He needs movies that will put him on top again and I believe [Into the Woods](movie:342930), his new Disney film, will be good and a lot of people predict that he will get nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards but that's not all of his movies that might get him a nomination for an Oscar, right after Mortdecai the film Black Mass will be released.
Black Mass is a dark, gangster film about real life mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger and Johnny Depp must don prosthetic for this anticipated project. He has chosen a path for his movies and he will do the best he can at making these characters iconic so generations from now will watch a film of his and say "Man, this guy was freak'n awesome." Mortdecai comes out February 6, 2015, the film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, and Oliver Platt.