I was excited to read this on The Age website...
Superstar actor Johnny Depp has signed on to three new Disney projects, including the fourth instalment of the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the entertainment industry newspaper Variety confirmed today.
Along with the reprisal of off-beat pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, Depp will star as the long-suffering Native American sidekick Tonto in a new version of the iconic Lone Ranger, produced by hit producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
If this wasn't enough for the 45-year-old actor, Depp will also play the Mad Hatter in director Tim Burton's adaptation of the classic Alice in Wonderland.
Whilst I'm not too excited about the fourth Pirates movie (I loved the first but the second was quite odd and the third even worse) and am really not up on the Lone Ranger, I am positively pumped to about the new Alice in Wonderland movie. I know some people weren't so into Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I love the Johnny Depp/Tim Burton combo. Huzzah!
Read more about it and the wonderful cast here... Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Lucas... how will I wait until 2010?