According to deadline.com, Depp is very interested in the project and in working with Marshall, who directed the Oscar-nominated actor in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Terry Rossio, Jerry Stahl and Christopher McQuarrie are on the list of writers to pen the screenplay.
Warner Bros. is developing the film. The part of Nora has not been cast.
Inspired by the Dashiell Hammett novel, "The Thin Man" was released in 1934 and spawned a series of popular films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora. The ill-fated Broadway musical Nick and Nora, which appeared briefly in 1991, cast Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason in the parts, with Christine Baranski, Debra Monk and Faith Prince in supporting roles.
Marshall received an Oscar nomination for directing the film version of "Chicago." He also directed and/or choreographed "Nine," "Memoirs of a Geisha," the TV special "Tony Bennett: An American Classic" (three Emmys), and the TV remake of "Annie" (Emmy for choreography). Stage credits as choreographer include Little Me, Cabaret (also co-director), Victor/Victoria, Damn Yankees, She Loves Me and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Depp has received Oscar nods for his work in the films "Sweeney Todd," "Finding Neverland" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."