The remake of The Thin Man that seemed like it could just be Johnny Depp's pipe dream when he first started mentioning it last fall became more of a reality when writer Jerry Stahl came on board earlier this screen; now a press release has really and truly made it official.

Rob Marshall, Depp's director in PIrates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and maybe for the next one too, is confirmed to reteam with the actor for The Thin Man, which will be a remake of the 1934 detective film starring Myrna Loy and William Powell. Despite the title, which actually refers to the man being hunted down in the mystery story, it's not actually about a single detective, but a husband and wife team who solve mysteries together while drinking a ton of cocktails and generally being more clever and awesome than you ever will be. The film is set up at Warner Bros., and with the studio conflict it's unclear how this might fit in with the two and the potential Pirates sequel.

So before we decide if this is a movie we're at all interested in seeing-- an open question to be sure-- we have to figure out who they might cast as the Nora to Johnny Depp's Nick Charles. He and Helena Bonham Carter obviously have a history together, but does that count when Tim Burton isn't involved? What women are even famous and quick-witted enough to live up to Myrna Loy? I'm kind of stumped, so if you guys have better suggestions, by all means have at it in the comments.

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