Have you read about the trouble with Shantaram?

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Have you read about the trouble with Shantaram?

Unread postby gilly » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:13 am

It's on the News thread..Peter weir has gone..creative differences.I'm just posting the heads up here,in case noodlemantras haven't noticed...
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:20 am

Thanks, gilly. Disturbing news indeed. I suppose we just have to trust Johnny's insticnts on this one. Here is the link to the article on the news board.

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Unread postby Liz » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:51 am

Not good news. I'm certainly sorry to hear that. But thanks for pointing it out to us, Gilly. :-/
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Unread postby Kimmie » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:00 am

Just got this in email news:

Peter Weir leaves Johnny Depp holding his SHANTARAM!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some sad news for us Peter Weir fans. Looks like he's leaving the Johnny Depp-starring flick, SHANTARAM, after turning in his approved and okayed draft to the Warner Bros honchos. Guess they weren't fans. Anyway, the flick has Depp playing a heroin addict who escapes from prisona nd flees to India where he somehow becomes a doctor in the slums of Bombay. His journey takes him gunrunning, counterfeiting and smuggling. I'm really sad to see Weir leave this project. The shoes he left behind are pretty big. Hopefully, the project gets someone with big enough feet to take this project where it needs to go. What do you folks think?

So is Johnny in or out??

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Unread postby Larkwoodgirl » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:16 am

I think that he is definitely in. He has too much invested in this project to not see it through.
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Unread postby SweetSam » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:55 am

From the article on the News thread, it sounds like Peter Weir is out but Johnny is still defintely in. i hope they find a new and suitable director very soon!
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Unread postby Depputante » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:18 pm

Maybe Johnny will ask Tim to do the directing? LOL.
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