Johnny Depp lines up two new movies
February 28th, 2013
04:44 PM ET

Johnny Depp lines up two new movies

We hope you're ready to see more of Johnny Depp.

The 49-year-old actor is looking beyond this summer's action release, "The Lone Ranger," and has signed on for two new projects: "Transcendence" and "Black Mass."

You've probably heard that Depp was attached to the films, but the news wasn't made official until Wednesday, Variety reports.

The first up for Depp is "Transcendence," which is expected to begin filming in April, according to the Hollywood Reporter. New name Jack Paglen penned the script, which is rumored to be about a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer he created, although official plot details are being kept quiet.

Following that, Depp stars in "Black Mass" as Whitey Bulger. Directed by Barry Levinson, the biopic is inspired by the book, "Black Mass: The True Story of the Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob."

Depp's "Lone Ranger," which co-stars Armie Hammer, will open July 3.


Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies

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  1. Good Morning Boo

    i'll be a little late for cafe ol'e i have too fix my care...smootches..

    May 13, 2013 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. I still say its about monitoring Depp's movies

    -

    May 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. deppfan

    i would love too corner this s o b and slobber him with kisses.

    April 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. they can play up close...they don't need a tv screen

    yep

    April 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. As a man..don't you get embarrassed by this actress?

    Your strong then i am...

    March 16, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. depp

    i want too bite that sob because he's so gorge.

    March 15, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Depp is the s*xiest man on earth...pls don't listen to those evil hags...

    she loves too see him...

    March 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Overheard Conversations...

    that's how we loor 123...everyday...redundant.

    March 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bluedestiny

    Sorry Depp, long time fan, but lately you present yourself as a dirty, aka unwashed, aka filthy, thug. Clean it up. The look doesn't flatter you in the least.

    March 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Depp is just sucked in...NO

    NO spells NO

    March 12, 2013 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. Depp is right behind this mission and you keep defending we are losing hope

    CNN

    March 12, 2013 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. Depp be acting cool with me...

    the poor dear wasn't thinking daz ok...go too sleep

    March 11, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. looseygoosey

    let's read....shhhhhhhhh

    March 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Depp

    don't say she won't cuz dat when she duz

    March 11, 2013 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. jeans goal

    after today .. i'm starving!

    March 9, 2013 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  16. Depp --- let's make it fun BS

    thats what it is BS its all about Depp.

    March 9, 2013 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  17. Choking

    johnny will find another woman–he still looks good for his age and very s*xy. johnny has too branch out with others...
    he needs the old steam back–

    March 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Black Sucks

    why can she never look at depp...he's mean

    March 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Johnny--

    happy too see you...enjoy the night Mr. Depp!!!! xo

    March 5, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. IF THIS GEICO COMMENT IS KNOCKED OUT

    IT WILL BE REPOSTED EVERY D*M DAY THROUGH CNN ITSELF.

    March 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Geico--The Slob Was On

    my policy was cancelled because of this hacker problem...i forgot too give the new number too geico...so now i had too give them the new credit number which now i have too change because the new number is online....

    March 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  22. HobartSchmenge

    I tried the Johnny Depp look once. Grew my hair out and washed it infrequently. Went for days sometimes weeks without shaving. Wore shabby-chic clothes and accessories that didn’t always match, and scuffed up old boots. I thought I looked pretty cool.

    Then, every time I waited at the bus stop, people walking by would hand me their spare change.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Tug Romney

      Last Fall I tried out Depp's Tonto look for a day - buckskin pants, shirtless, white face makeup, bird hat...

      While attempting to make a deposit at my bank, I was escorted out of the building by the security guard and asked to never return in that outfit. What, are they racist or something?

      March 5, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  23. Kelly in Los Angeles

    johnny depp is gorgeous- i love all of his movies. i especially love- any movie that he has done with helena bonham carter and her director husband tim- i forgot his last name

    March 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Midge

    look who's talking about gypsyeyes. your so etalianu

    March 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Gypsyeye

    Johnny, meet me in Dunedin....

    March 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Please...

    i work for a terminator...we know what to do...i'm a senior citizen

    March 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Sarah Connor

    Why wont you people belive me that he is a terminator???????????

    March 4, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  28. MissFitz

    He's an amazing actor...not a role he can't play!

    March 4, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Not true...

      that he can play any role. He was originally cast to play Bella in the Twilight series, and was actually on set for nearly a week before being replaced by Kristen Stewart. He just wasn't believable enough as a moody, shallow, mopey teenage girl.

      March 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Laura Daltry

    Can't wait to see Johnny Depp as the Lone Ranger. It was one of my favorite shows when I was a child. Laura Daltry

    March 4, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Tug Romney

      Except - Johnny Depp is playing Tonto in the new Lone Ranger movie, not the Lone Ranger. Tug Romney.

      March 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  30. LucyLeech

    secret roll in the hay with johnny dep...perfect.

    March 4, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  31. LucyLeech

    now this is more like...love too johnny...we love him...roll in the hay a must

    March 4, 2013 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  32. Johnny

    she set him up and she used him also...typical

    March 4, 2013 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  33. Its all her...Not Johnny

    i'd love too be with johnny...maybe when i'm a little thinner.

    March 3, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  34. NOOOO

    i love seeing him in hollywood...i love that guy...let her suffer when i become thinner and my bust hangs out more

    March 3, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  35. T.

    Its all over the dam house...24/7

    March 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Johnny Depp

    is so used.... he truly needs too open the eyes.

    March 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  37. those things are only for you boo..

    not those lezbians.

    March 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  38. She uses you too johnny

    wake up

    March 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. CloserToVictory

    Does it mostly when johnny is not around....i want too see daily runs, list of calls hang ups during the day and visits with no invitation....thanks.

    March 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Est24m

    *

    March 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Be Aware

    Does it when Johnny is not present

    March 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Meet u at the bar at 6

    ha

    March 3, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  43. oh yea...

    He looked great in that shot

    March 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Great News

    Glad johnny is doing well.

    March 3, 2013 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  45. Appeal

    johnny depp is a very s*xy man...always was.

    March 2, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  46. johnny51

    i love a guy who has s8x part in order...awsome..

    March 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  47. oh yea

    you can tell johnny has it in control

    March 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  48. wonder if he's good i bed...

    he look like another confident guy...grrrrrrrrrrr

    March 2, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Oh Yea

    johnny depp is a s*xy man and i adore him! you must see how georgous he lookes now...his hair is jet black
    and very short just like the jumpstreet days!!!!!

    March 2, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Sorry Boo...

    i had too set it up again...nothing to do with you....

    March 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Calm down

    iz dumpy girfriend...

    March 2, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Has Been

    Nothing but a low end has been like his girlfriend.

    March 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Spare Us Johnny

    who would pay too see a move by johnny depp–

    March 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  54. NOT ONE DIME

    johnny depp and his crappy movies...

    March 2, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Depp

    Probably why johnny depp's mouth is clued shut.

    March 2, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jen

    johnny is the sweetest man in hollywood...i hope too see him on the big screen soon...

    March 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Agreed...

    I need to see a good gangster movie myself....johnny is a wonderful actor and this role will work for him!

    March 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  58. pantyraider

    Black Mass sounds good. Be cool to see him play the role of a ruthless mob boss. Been a long while since a good gangster flick.

    March 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  59. marie...

    i'd like to too see more of depp too

    March 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Boo

    I would love to see MORE of Johnny Depp......

    March 1, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  61. shirlee

    I am a chi town fan.I johnny Depp is a great talent that gets more better as he ages.and looks Dame good n whoever he with is his business so stop being haters because maybe his next movie should be call.Respect.they call me mr Depp.now watch out for that.Love ya.johnny.a fan in Chicago.

    March 1, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  62. lbd

    He is hot and he is a great guy. He is very appreciative of his fans. May his career continue to be very fruitful.

    March 1, 2013 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  63. t. ransom

    My main man mr. johnny depp he sure has come a long way since 21 jumpstreet! Long live the 80's! Congraulations to a fine actor and person! Well known around the world even made The Gunniess Book of World Records! Also one of the top paid actors of his generation, not bad for a high school drop out from kentucky! Way to go Johnny! Keep up the great work and bringing us great movies! Mr. J. D.

    March 1, 2013 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerseypumasue

      Johnny Depp is from Miramar, Florida....not Kentucky

      March 1, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Watch An Interview

      Depp was born and raised primarily in KY but he moved around a lot with his family. He said so himself in his "Inside Actor's Studio" interview.

      March 1, 2013 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
    • James Bowie

      Kentuckians are jammed so far up Hollywood's rear it's astonishing. While you're thinking your statement through, consider politics as well. Like mercenaries for the good of the universe (or maybe the end of the universe...Rand....Mitch), you will find Blurgrass calling the shots. Don't check Wikipedia, they conceal them. That is a society you just can't join or be invited to. Where'd you say you're from?

      March 1, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer Lawrence

      Who was talking smack about the Bluegrass state?

      March 1, 2013 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Capt. Kirk

      That guy has no idea where I actually land the Enterprise.

      March 1, 2013 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      Jersey...no he's not ...he was born in Kentucky

      March 1, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  64. JGN

    Oh my there are some catty friggin men on this post ;-)
    I once loved a man and will love him forever whom my friends thought was very unattractive. I loved him for reasons other than looks (and no he had no money either). But Johnny Depp is extremely handsome, good to his mother, a talented musician and actor and lives life well. So cat away, boys, while we all look forward with delight to his next ventures. Ah, but I do have to say the fourth Pirates was sooooo disappointing, with the fang-and-claw mermaids and especially the friggin missionary boy. No wonder Johnny kept his head down for the whole movie until it ended!!

    March 1, 2013 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  65. Sokman

    Actually, I believe he got his start in Nightmare on Elm Street. Never seen so much blood in a kid... Kicking Depp Out sounds like a good name for an alternative rock group. I think I'm gonna start one now & tour with Big Shiz. It'll be a Detroit empty parking lot tour & we'll make ones of dollars. HearingGirl will get credit on my 1st album.

    March 1, 2013 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Tug Romney

      I'm starting a garage band called Sheet My Pants. Maybe we can open for you.

      March 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  66. dotheflippin'math

    He's a great actor, truly one of the best ever, and he's in incredible shape for someone his age. I love him as Capt. Jack Sparrow, and hope he can keep making those movies. Four of them, and all were fantastic. His and Benito's performances in "Fear and Loathing" deserved Oscar's. Prudish reviewers kept that movie from getting the respect it deserved. He actually lived with Hunter Thompson to prepare for that role, and he captured his essence perfectly, and in about every state of enebration possible, and then some. He's a good guy. Haters are just jealous. I don't tend to idolize actors or musicians, but Depp earns my fullest respect.

    March 1, 2013 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  67. Ricky ray

    No matter what people think jhonny depp is a dam good actor no matter how old are what he looks like he does a damm good job cant wait till lone ranger comes out

    March 1, 2013 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  68. Patty

    He was born in 1963 do the math 2013-1963= 50 He is 49 and will be 50 June 9, CNN got it right!!

    February 28, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Alvarez

    Yeah, he's good looking...if he had a poop tart stuffed in his mouth and a couple of butt nuggets jammed up his nose.

    February 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Brian

    He's not 51, he's 49.....

    February 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Daniel

    He is 51? Oh my god, I feel so old.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Falling asleep from all this excitement

    goodnight all have a great evening

    February 28, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Sadie

    I have always been a fan of his. Glad to see him with so many projects coming up. Saw him on late night recently. His band was pretty good, too.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  74. MyMilkJugsBringAllTheCowsToTheYard

    Oh and do the horizontal polka!!

    February 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  75. MyMilkJugsBringAllTheCowsToTheYard

    Id make him sit on my face and say the alphabets forward AND backward!!

    February 28, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • True...

      can't argue with that one however she has too trust the male cow or there will be no milking anytime soon.

      February 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  76. who cares..

    i want too jump his bones..

    February 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Heloise

    I still think he looks like he fell down the ugly tree 15 or 20 times. Powerful ugly.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • eduardo

      Yeah, sure.... I do not believe that the only reason be got a break into show biz (21. Jump Street) was because he was such a great actor. More than a few folks think Johnny to be a fairly nice looking man. I'll bet that you're quite a looker yourself...

      February 28, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Edith

    Isn't he a little light in the loafers? Wasn't he possibly dating Tom Cruise at one time? Inquiring minds want to know.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  79. yoyo

    jonny takes his acting to the highest level he becomes that person in every movie

    February 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Love his Confidence...

    and he must be good in bed...i can tell.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  81. I love his acting.

    what a lovely man this is.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Women comment here?

    I recently saw a picture of him with Hunter S. Thompson, John Cusack, and a blow up doll in a convertible. Unsure about the boys, but the doll was pretty hot.

    There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge.
    -HST

    February 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • eduardo

      Hey, I liked Johnny weirdness in that Fear and Loathing movie, too. Be there or be square mid amigo!

      February 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Happy Cow22

    johnny received the call at 51 years old...

    February 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  84. HearingGirl

    Kicking Depp Out? I don't think so...

    February 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  85. LL

    He also has Pirates 5 scheduled to come out. Not looking half bad either.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Older men are much more confident...

    less games and get too the point.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  87. That's Right and Proud

    i would do him...he's hot for a 51 year old guy and with that new haircut...oh boy!!!

    February 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace

      You & "deal with it" should let CNN know they got his age wrong. They said he was 49. You 2 should write for them. ;)

      February 28, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goldman

      she got the call..you didn't..new makup and new clothes...yes

      February 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Uh huh

    He can sit on my salami anytime.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Jane

    just checked...that is an old picture...its jet black and very short - similar to his 21 jumpstreet days...

    the man is a vision

    February 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  90. deal with it..

    johnny depp look fantastic for his age...that hair has to go but the man is beautiful for 51 years old...
    stunning

    February 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  91. M.

    johnny will always be as perfect as he can be...even with his DISCOVER mistake he's not a hack.
    johnny sleeps at night.

    February 28, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  92. JD fan

    Go Johnny go!!! Johnny will always be good!

    February 28, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • rob

      No just meanrvthatvpeople saying he looks old don't really no what he looks like. Big fan here

      February 28, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  93. deal with it....

    are you jealous we wear makeup...we all do and will continue to do so.

    February 28, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  94. rob

    Doubt that mm ist people know what he looks liketTy ywithout his character make up on!

    February 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Catskinner

    Know where the Lone Ranger takes his garbage?
    Ta da dump, ta da dump, ta da dump dump dump.
    "Hi! Ho! Silver! Awaaaaaaaaay!"

    February 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • HobartSchmenge

      Tonto and the Lone Ranger were riding across the prairie. Then Tonto got down from his horse and put his ear to the ground. He looked at the Lone Ranger and said, "Buffalo come."
      The Lone Ranger looked at him and said, "Wow, that's amazing! How did you figure that out?"

      Tonto looked at the Lone Ranger and said, "Ear sticky!"

      March 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Poor ol

    washed up guy needs to go be on dancing with the stars then maybe enter a nursing home.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Plane

      just needs a haircut..the man is georgous

      February 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • eduardo

      And I'll just be you are just as successful as Mr. John Christopher Depp... Yeah, right!

      February 28, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Danny

    WOW he isn't aging gracefully.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Courtney

    He looks horrible. What happened to him? Has he recently been in an auto accident?

    February 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |

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