With less than two weeks to go before its release on January 23rd, Lionsgate Films are pleased to release a new TV spot for consumption of Mortdecai starring Johnny Depp.
The film based on the novel 'Don't Point That Thing at Me' by Kyril Bonfiglioli is directed by David Koepp (Secret Window, Premium Rush) with a screenplay by Lee Aronson, stars Depp as the eponymous British spy with Gwyneth Paltrow playing his beautiful wife along with Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Jeff Goldblum.
The film seems to be glitzy and full of glamour, but this reviewer has the unnerving feeling that it bares a more than striking resemblance to Johnny Depp doing a Johnny English impression, with a moustache added for comical effect. Although the running gag of Depp and Paltrow kissing with her gagging as she hates it, and he replicating the action as a reflex is funny, meaning the film may rely more on the chemistry between the principals than any semblance of plot.
Mortdecai is out in UK cinemas on January 23rd from Lionsgate films