Actresses battle it out for co-starring role.

Mike Fleming over at Deadline has got his hands on the shortlist of actresses in contention to star opposite Johnny Depp in the Rob Marshall-directed remake of ‘The Thin Man.’

In the mix for the female lead are Depp’s ‘Dark Shadows’ co-star Eva Green, Amy Adams (‘The Fighter’), Carey Mulligan (‘Shame’), Emma Stone (‘The Amazing Spider-Man’), Kristen Wiig (‘Bridesmaids’), Emily Blunt (‘Looper’), Isla Fisher (‘Bachelorette’) and Rachel Weisz (‘The Bourne Legacy’). Marshall is believed to be meeting with the actresses next week.

Penned by Billy Ray and based on Dashiell Hammett’s classic detective novel, the story centers on Nick and Nora Charles, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. Along with their schnauzer Asta, the couple investigates a murder involving an eccentric inventor and his bizarre family.