Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cinemystery: Film Adaptation of The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery a Possible Project for Johnny Depp

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It's not quite a throw-away comment, but in a recent interview with PopSugar Johnny Depp suggests that one of his next projects — whether to produce or star isn't clear — might be a film adaptation of The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery, the third and final (due to the author's death) book in this series by Kyril Bonfiglioli.

"It's a very funny series of books," Depp says, "and a very interesting character."

More about the book, which was first published in 1996 and long out of print, below.

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The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery by Kyril Bonfiglioli

The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery
Kyril Bonfiglioli

Kyril Bonfiglioli's final novel follows the Hon. Charlie Mortdecai from adventure to misadventure via Jersey and Moscow to a final showdown in a Buckinghamshire bungalow of unparalleled hideousness.

Tackling en route an unhealthy sprinkling of well-seasoned academics, a cryptic monk, an aristocratic Chief Constable, and more spies than you could shoehorn into a black stretch limo, Mordecai finds himself embroiled in another mission of international insecurity.

Left unfinished at the time of the author's death, Craig Brown supplies the plot-resolving final chapter.


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