When rumors surfaced that director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom) was looking to cast Johnny Depp in his upcoming movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, we were hopeful that the actor would finally be forced to move out of his Tim Burton/Disney comfort zone. But sadly, in an interview with The Huffington Post, the director confirmed that Depp isn't going to be in the film after all.
"You will find that even though I'm very aware of the cast that has been announced on its own devices, you'll never find me saying who's in the movie. Or, as far as I know, anybody else,” Anderson told the site. “I really don't know where it all comes from. In fact, Johnny is somebody who I would love to work with at some point, but he's not going to be in this movie. But I actually have not put the cast out -- I have not announced the cast. We have quite a great cast.”
Thankfully, for Anderson fans, he then confirmed that Bill Murray would indeed have a role in the film, which shouldn't come as much of a shock. We’ll keep you updated on any developments with The Grand Budapest Hotel as they get announced.