Johnny Depp will not star in Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Director quashes rumours that Depp will appear in his new movie

Director Wes Anderson has quashed rumours that Johnny Depp will star in his next film.

Back in July (2012), it was reported that Depp had been cast as the lead in The Grand Budapest Hotel, the next film from the director of Moonrise Kingdom and The Royal Tenenbaums.

However, Anderson has now confirmed that these reports were inaccurate, telling the Huffington Post: “In fact, Johnny is somebody who I would love to work with at some point, but he’s not going to be in this movie.”

Actors Bill Murray and Angela Lansbury have recently spoken about their roles in The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is also rumoured to feature Jude Law, Edward Norton and Owen Wilson.

However, aside from admitting that Murray is involved, Anderson refused to confirm individual cast members. “You’ll never find me saying who’s in the movie,” he insisted, before adding, “We have quite a great cast”.

Plot details are also being kept under wraps. The film has cryptically been referred to as “a European story”, a description Anderson declined to expand on. “Yeah, it’s ‘Euro’. That’s about all I’ve been saying,” he said.