Johnny Depp To Team With Kevin Smith?

Justin Long has revealed that Johnny Depp has joined the cast of Kevin Smith’s modern-day monster movie “Tusk” at A24.

Long plays a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.

Long let slip the news of Depp’s involvement in an interview with Long Island Newsday. Smith previously indicated that he has secured a major movie star for a small but crucial role, but wouldn’t say who.

The Wrap says Depp will likely play French-Canadian inspector Lapointe who investigates the bizarre case of a man trapped in a walrus costume. Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment co-star.

A24, Demarest Films and Depp’s representatives haven’t commented on the story.