Johnny Depp is to take his quirky finger out of his movie star ass and go and make a proper film for the first time in ages.

The ridiculously talented and charismatic leading man has been churning out some lazy fare for the past few years - especially when working with regular cohorts Gore Verbinski or (shudder) Tim Burton. Now, according to, the actor is set to headline the Wes Anderson directed The Grand Budapest Hotel, with a typically A-list well known supporting cast. Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is shaping up to become one of his biggest financial hits, and a lot of the core cast from that production - specifically Ed Norton and Bill Murray - are being lined up to join this fledging production.

No word on a plot as of yet; but it's certainly a good match of director and material.