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Quentin Tarantino is busy promoting his newest film, Django Unchained, but he’s already thinking about the next project. In his latest interview, he said he would love to work with Johnny Depp.
“We would love to work together. We've talked about it for years,” he told Charlie Rose, reports Indiewire. The Pulp Fiction director said that they are both big fans of each other’s works, but he needs to create the right character for Depp.
“It just needs to be the right character,” Tarantino explained. “I just need to write the right character that I think Johnny would be the right guy to do it with. And if he agrees, then we'll do it. And then it'll be magical. I haven't written the perfect character for Johnny Depp as of yet. Maybe someday I will, maybe someday I won't. We'll see.”
Tarantino has worked with a stable of A-list stars, from Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in Django to Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds, so Depp would just be the latest.
As for other stars he’d love to work with, Tarantino told Rose that he would love to have Meryl Streep or Michael Caine star in a future film.
In the interview, Tarantino also discussed how he originally saw DiCaprio's evil Calvin Candie as an older man. “It was supposed to be for an older guy,” he explained. “I kind of had somebody in mind when I was writing it, but me being me, I forget that the last time I saw them was in 1991 and it's actually been twenty years since then. [So] I had a rude awakening. He's kind of a really old man and not really what I was thinking about.”
In another interview, Tarantino talked about a potential future project titled Killer Crow. That project would be about African American soldiers in World War II, he told The Root.
Here’s Tarantino discussing Depp:
image: The Weinstein Company