SANTA MONICA (CNS) – Johnny Depp is slated to star in an action-comedy film jointly produced by Lionsgate and Oddlot Entertainment, which announced a multi-year production and distribution partnership today.
The first undertaking will be “Mordecai,” with production to start this fall. The cast includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn, in addition to Depp.
The arrangement provides a framework for Lionsgate and OddLot, the brainchild of producer Gigi Pritzker, to co-produce and co-finance additional pictures that could come from either party.
It also provides OddLot with access to committed distribution on certain pictures.
“We’ve partnered with Lionsgate on a number of films over the past five years and we feel their entire team shares our entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to commercially exciting, star-driven films with global appeal,” Pritzker said. “Lionsgate is one of the most dynamic and exciting studios in the entertainment industry today.”