Johnny Depp is starring in a movie called Labyrinth, and probably the best news about this is it isn’t a remake of Jim Henson’s 80s fantasy. Because that definitely could be a possibility, and I could see the disaster in my mind pretty easily.
No, this Labyrinth will have nothing to do with muppets. According to the the Screen Daily report, Depp will be playing Russell Poole, the late LA detective who investigated the double murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. “Poole encountered endless dead ends, yet his dogged legwork uncovered corruption in the LAPD that rocked the institution to its core.”
So there you have it. Another Johnny Depp movie to deal with in the near future. I wonder if the guy has a single noteworthy performance left in him; it’s been quite a while.
There is no director attached or release date for Labyrinth, but it certainly seems like they should – or they might have to – change the title eventually. Production is scheduled to begin later this year.