Johnny Depp in Talks for Edgar Wright-Directed Neil Gaiman Adaptation ‘Fortunately, the Milk’


Johnny Depp is currently in negotiations to star and produce Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk, with Edgar Wright (The World’s End) directing the adaptation. The bestseller, aimed at children 8 and up, is described as a “story of time travel and breakfast cereal,” featuring illustrations by Skottie Young (Marvel Comics, L. Frank Baum’s Oz books). “Wright would helm the film, which is intended to be a live-action/animation hybrid which will have a script by Bret McKenzie, the writer known as being one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords,” THR reports. “It starts out with a father who goes to the store to buy some milk and returns with wild tales of aliens, space-time travel, pirates and more.” Where there’s whimsy, there’s Depp — so no shocker there. Wright will surely add the tongue-in-cheek subtly implied in Gaiman’s tale. “Ah, Hollywood leaks. In this case, accurately… #fortunately,” tweeted Gaiman of the news.