Aubrey Plaza, Oliver Platt and Jeff Goldblum Join Johnny Depp in MORTDECAI
Jeff Goldblum, Aubrey Plaza, and Oliver Platt have joined the cast of the action comedy MORTDECAI. The film, based on the popular three-novel anthology by Kyril Bonfiglioli, wrapped production in London and is currently in production in Los Angeles.
Plaza, Platt and Goldblum join an all-star cast led by Johnny Depp and featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany. Additional cast previously announced include Guy Burnet, Michael Byrne, Michael Culkin, Jonny Pasvolsky, Ulrich Thomsen, and Paul Whitehouse.
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.
David Koepp is directing the film from a screenplay by Eric Aronson. Andrew Lazar, Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski and OddLot’s Gigi Pritzker are producing the project.
Aubrey Plaza currently stars on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and recently starred in the feature film THE TO DO LIST and lent her voice to MONSTERS UNIVERSITY. Plaza also starred in such films as SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, FUNNY PEOPLE and SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, and will next star in LIFE AFTER BETH.
Oliver Platt, star of film, television and stage, most recently appeared in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, LOVE & OTHER DRUGS, 2012 and FROST/NIXON. On television, Platt starred in Showtime’s Huff, receiving a Golden Globe® and back-to-back Primetime Emmy® nominations for his role.
Jeff Goldblum’s credits include JURASSIC PARK and INDEPENDENCE DAY as well as such classics as THE BIG CHILL and THE FLY. Recently, Goldblum has appeared in MAN OF THE YEAR and THE SWITCH, and will next be seen in director Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL.
MORTDECAI marks the first project under Lionsgate and OddLot’s multiyear, multipicture co-financing and distribution deal which the companies announced last year.
Plaza is represented by CAA and The Schiff Company; Platt by WME and Edelstein, Laird & Sobel; and Goldblum by ICM Partners and Industry Entertainment.