The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types can care about. Today: A peek at Johnny Depp as Tonto, Amy Poehler goes to war with Catherine O'Hara, and Jeremy Piven heads back in time.
Disney has released the first photo of Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp in the big Lone Ranger movie (above) and it is... sort of bizarre? Or maybe extremely bizarre? Like, what is Johnny Depp's face? What is his face in that photo. He seems really upset about something? Like in an old and tired way. Did the Lone Ranger just fart? I think the Lone Ranger just farted. And speaking of that Lone Ranger, is he "lone" in the way that, like, a "confirmed bachelor" is lone? Like had the same roommate, Barry, for 15 years lone? Because he sort of looks like Austin Scarlett at Andy Cohen's annual Hogs 'n' Heffers party. Maybe that's why Tonto is lookin' at him all weird? "Lone Ranger seem to be hiding something. Tonto love Lone Ranger no matter what, why Lone Ranger not be open with Tonto?" It's just a very strange photo, don't you think? And it once again makes us wonder just what the dickens is going on with Johnny Depp's career anymore. What is he doing? Why is he doing this to himself? Maybe he knows something we don't. Maybe he'll win an Oscar for Tonto. Stranger things have happened. "Tonto want to thank bravest gay American Tonto know..." and then it's In & Out all over again.
Yay! Amy Poehler just wrapped on the fourth season of Parks and Recreation, meaning she's got some time off, so she's decided to join the cast of the comedy A.C.O.D., in which she'll play Richard Jenkins' second wife and Adam Scott's stepmother. That sounds pretty good. The best thing, though? Richard Jenkins' first wife will be played by the great, underused Catherine O'Hara. And the wives apparently don't get along and fight a lot, so it's Poehler vs. O'Hara. That is going to be great. Just great. The only thing that could ruin this movie would be if — oh, goddamn it, yup, Jessica Alba's in it. Sigh. Never mind. [Deadline]