Rob Marshall to direct ‘Thin Man’

'Pirates' director reunites with Depp for Warners project

Seguing from a run of tuners and his most recent gig taking over the “Pirates of the Caribbean” helming mantle, Rob Marshall has been attached to direct the remake of “The Thin Man” for Warner Bros., with Johnny Depp already on board to star.

Based on the book series, the original 1934 pic starred William Powell and Myrna Loy and spawned several installments. Jerry Stahl penned the script for this latest iteration, which centers on a former detective who gave up the game to get married but still works cases with his socialite wife.

Marshall, who carved out a roster of notable musicals with a TV version of “Annie” and then “Chicago” and “Nine” for the bigscreen, will also produce with John DeLuca through their Lucamar shingle. They join Depp, Kevin McCormick and Christi Dembrowski, Dembrowski, who will produce through Depp and Dembrowski’s Infinitum Nihil Company and McCormick’s Langley Park Pictures.

Marshall told Variety at the world preem of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” that Depp had asked him to direct “The Thin Man” midway through the production of “Pirates.” The helmer said that honoring the original pic is a key part of his vision for the remake.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” bows on May 20.

Marshall is repped by CAA and Gendler & Kelly.

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