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Johnny Depp’s ‘The Night Stalker’ Gets a Writer

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With Edgar Wright about to shoot ‘The World’s End‘ (the final film in the Cornetto trilogy) this fall, his involvement with the scripting process for the Johnny Depp film ‘The Night Stalker’ was questionable. Enter Screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis, who is best known for writing the John Cusack movies ‘Gross Pointe Blank’ and ‘High Fidelity.’

This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, and much as ‘Iron Man 3‘ has a writer on it that isn’t director Shane Black, it’s likely that Wright will have a hand in the screenplay but won’t be as hands on as he has been in the past. And as Johnny Depp is one of the producers and this is happening at Disney, there’s little that could stop this film from coming in the next couple years.

DeVincentis is a sometime actor, who’s also been a friend of John Cusack’s since childhood. And though his best known work has been for Cusack, he’s written Steven Frears’ upcoming film ‘Lay the Favorite.’ Wright seems to like working with actor/writers – along with his films with Simon Pegg, ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ was co-written with Michael Bacall (who’s having a great year with his penned ’21 Jump Street’ and ‘Project X’). Bacall started as a child actor on television shows like ‘Punky Brewster.’

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