Jerry Stahl gets 'Thin Man' Remake
By Adnan Tezer Mar 23, 2011, 19:43 GMT
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Screenwriter and author Jerry Stahl will write the script for Warner Bros.' remake of the 1934 classic private eye film "The Thin Man."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnny Depp is attached to star with Rob Marshall in talks to direct.
The 1934 film was based on the Dashiell Hammett novel, which focused on former private detective-turned-alcoholic Nick Charles, his lovely socialite wife Nora and their schnauzer Asta.
The book saw the Charles couple investigate a murder involving an eccentric inventor and his strange family.
Hammett never wrote a sequel to the novel, but the film, which starred William Powell and Myrna Loy, produced five sequels. A 1950s TV show followed.
Depp will produce with his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski.
Kevin McCormick is also producing through his Langley Park company.
Stahl had a successful career writing for such TV shows as "Moonlighting," "ALF" and "Twin Peaks" before a heroin addiction derailed him.
He adapted his memoir, "Permanent Midnight," into a 1998 film with Ben Stiller playing Stahl. This helped to reestablish Stahl's profile and he would go on to write several episodes of "CSI."