Johnny Depp is The Thin Man October 20, 2010 Johnny Depp in talks to reteam with Rob Marshall for The Thin Man remake… Johnny Depp is reportedly reteaming with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall for a remake of The Thin Man. Based on Dashiell Hammett’s detective novel, the Academy Award-nominated 1934 movie starred William Powell and Myrna Loy. It’s described as follows: Nick and Nora Charles cordially invite you to bring your own alibi to “The Thing Man,” the jaunty whodunit that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing. Bantering in the doudoir, enjoying walks with beloved dog Asta or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue, they combined screwball romance with mystery. Marshall is also reportedly in talks for a big-screen version of the musical Wicked.