Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Lines Up AFM Power Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Lines Up AFM Power Slate

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EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate International will commence pre-sales at AFM next month on the Johnny Depp action comedy Mortdecai that has begun shooting in London (October 21) as well as the action epic Gods Of Egypt with Gerard Butler.

David Koepp directs Mortdecai, marking the first project under Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment's co-financing and distribution deal announced last month.

Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn star in the story of a roguish, globe-trotting art dealer who encounters Russian mobsters and British spies as he races to recover a stolen painting that may indicate the whereabouts of Nazi gold.

Guy Burnet, Michael Byrne, Michael Culkin, Jonny Pasvolsky, Ulrich Thomsen and Paul Whitehouse have also joined the cast.

Andrew Lazar, Depp, Christi Dembrowski and OddLot founder Gigi Pritzker are producing and Eric Aronson adapted Kyril Bonfiglioli's book series, The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery. …

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