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Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:35 am
Reading the Screen: The Thin Man
Posted by: David Pitt

a-mystery-month-tag6In case you didn’t hear the news, Johnny Depp and his Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall are working on a movie based on Dashiell Hammett’s 1934 novel The Thin Man.

You might be tempted to think there were a series of Thin Man novels. But it was a stand-alone (Hammett’s final novel, as a matter of fact), and it was the 1934 William Powell/Myrna Loy movie that spawned the sequels — which got, in my opinion, farther and farther away from what Hammett had intended when he wrote the book.

Depp will be playing the wealthy, glamorous Nick Charles (the book’s thin man himself, of course, is the murder victim, Clyde Wynant), and I don’t think anyone has been set to play Nick’s wife, Nora — although some reports say Rachel Weisz, Academy Award winner for The Constant Gardner, is being considered for the role. I think she’d be an excellent choice, especially if you remember she also played Evelyn in the first two Mummy movies.

What do you think? Do we need a new Thin Man movie?


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