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Actresses Vying To Play Nora Charles

By Garth Franklin Friday March 30th 2012 02:08AM

Eva Green, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan, Kristen Wiig, Emily Blunt and Isla Fisher along with the still in the mix Rachel Weisz are all up for the lead role of Nora Charles in Rob Marshall's remake of the classic detective comedy "The Thin Man" reports Deadline.

The various actresses will meet with Marshall next week about the part which will be opposite Johnny Depp as the male lead in the project which is being produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, Infinitum Nihil Company and Langley Park Pictures.

The original 1934 film starred William Powell and Myrna Loy, and was based on Dashiell Hammett's novel. The story follows an alcoholic former P.I. named Nick Charles and his wealthy heiress wife Nora who investigate a murder that involves an eccentric inventor and his bizarre family.

These polished and sophisticated society types spend as much time engaging in witty banter with each other as they do investigating the crime. Five sequels were produced.

Jerry Stahl is attached as screenwriter. Depp, Marshall, DeLuca, Kevin McCormick and Christi Dembrowski are producing.

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