'Lives of Others' director to helm 'The Tourist' with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp

The many machinations of the spy flick The Tourist seem to all be coming to a head. Graham King’s GK Films has just confirmed that German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who previously exited the film during its development stage, is back on top of the production.

He will oversee the A-list cast of Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in a story line that sees Depp playing an American tourist lured into a nefarious plot of intrigue by a female Interpol agent (Jolie) as she attempts to locate a criminal. Avatar’s Sam Worthington was previously attached to play Depp’s character and at one point the producers were talking to Alfonso Cuaron to take over directing duties.

Donnersmarck won an Academy Award in 2007 for Best Foreign Language Film for his writing/directing debut The Lives of Others. The Tourist will be distributed by Sony as part of King’s output deal with the studio. The Tourist is expected to begin principal photography in the spring.

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  • Marianne

    Yes! Can’t wait for this!

    • catloversmatch

      Johnny is great

  • FrESH

    Sounds awesome. It was written by the guy who wrote Gosford Park and then got a rewrite by McQuarrie who wrote LA COnfidential. And I think VonDonnersmarck is a good choice–The Lives of Others was pretty spectacular. Cant wait to see what he does with this.

    • Denny

      Brian Helgeland wrote ths L.A. CONFIDENTIAL screenplay. McQuarrie wrote THE USUAL SUSPECTS.

  • Tracy2010

    I’m sure this will be a blast!

    Tracy, Velocity Fulfillment

  • robinepowell

    Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Now that should make for an interesting movie. Curious to hear movie about this when it starts filiming. :)

  • SKD

    Johnny’s too good to work with the likes of Angelina Jolie.

    • Lilly

      I concur!!!

    • tara

      Me, too!!

  • Ramo

    The Lives of Others: THE best film of the last decade.

  • lac

    This sounds like an interesting project.

  • buggered

    Seems like a perfect fit. I think McQuarrie wrote the Usual Suspects though, not L.A. Confidential (even better). I thought Pirates 4 was going to start filming in the spring though–Depp’s a busy man!

  • masave

    Wow, this should be very interesting indeed…Live of Others was a great flick.

  • sarah

    Pity, I think it would have been interesting seeing Sam Worthington with Jolie. He’s very intense and I would have like to see what sort of chemistry they have on screen. Depp is great but just a bit too quirky for this sort of role.

  • nicole

    johnny is the bestt!.. angelina suck!!! i hate her she is a bich!.. a slut!

  • arden

    cant wait for the movie to start filming,love love angelina wow to have those two very talented actors making a movie is just plain hot,big fan of angelina

  • tabor

    angelina is the best,shes not ony a beautiful human being but also an extremely talented actress,cant wait for the movie,and im glad that brad chose angelina to be the mother of his children then that self-centered jennifer,stay in love brad and angelina

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