A new Stephen Fry-narrated UK trailer for writer/director David Koepp’s (Secret Window) upcoming comedy Mortdecai has been released online. The film stars Johnny Depp as the roguish Charlie Mortdecai, an art dealer who finds himself in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. The role and tone of the film is actually quite fitting for Depp, who’s been increasingly hamming it up in front of the camera in recent years (I believe we achieved maximum ham in Tusk). The ensemble cast is swell and I quite liked Koepp’s last film, Premium Rush, so I’m pretty optimistic about this one. And if comedy Depp isn’t your thing, we have what’s sure to be a dark, dramatic turn in next year’s Whitey Bulger drama Black Mass to look forward to.
Check out the new Mortdecai trailer after the jump. The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Aubrey Plaza, Oliver Platt, and Jeff Goldblum. Mortdecai opens in theaters on January 23, 2015.
Via The Playlist.
Here’s the official synopsis for Mortdecai:
Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.