"I was always a huge fan of Johnny because he has a quality as an actor where you don’t necessarily know what he’s going to do next. That’s evident in some of the roles you’ve pointed out, but he’s also known for playing a law enforcement character like Donnie Brasco, in which he
was equally wonderful, and going back to What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, from his early years, were he played a deep, emotional and sensitive character in that film.
The game of casting a movie at this budget typically, when it’s not a studio film which we were not, you’re playing
what’s called “the international sales models,” so you need that one actor that triggers the financing. I didn’t want to sacrifice the film or the beating heart of Russ Poole on someone who just triggered the financing, and then my job was to make it work. I wanted, in my heart,
what was optimal. I knew that Johnny’s version of a detective would be really interesting, unique and almost slightly off-center.
Funny enough, when I met him, one of the first things he said to me was, “I have an allergy to formula.” That lined up directly with my theory on why
Johnny Depp was the right guy to play Russ Poole. Typically, those first meetings run about an hour or hour-and-a-half, but I met with Johnny at his office for nine hours. We connected on life. We connected on the ups and downs of life. We connected on Russ Poole. We connected
on the book, the story. I was sitting on the floor playing different music for him and he was playing different music for me. We just connected in that way, and that was the beginning of our journey on the film, and I’ve always been honored that he agreed to be part of it.

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