During a recent appearance on PBS’ Charlie Rose to promote the release of his latest feature Django Unchained, acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino took a moment to discuss some actors that he’d like to work with in the future; in addition to naming Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises) and Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) as part of his wish-list, Tarantino also revealed that he’s had discussions with Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) about a potential collaboration.
“We would love to work together,” states Tarantino. “We’ve talked about it for years. Not that we get together and talk about it for years, but from time to time. We’re obviously fans of each other. It just needs to be the right character. I just need to write the right character that I think Johnny would be the right guy to do it with. And if he agrees, then we’ll do it. And then it’ll be magical. I haven’t written the perfect character for Johnny Depp as of yet. Maybe someday I will, maybe someday I won’t. We’ll see.”
Let’s hope the two get together and work something out soon, especially if Tarantino’s recent talk about retiring after ten movies is anything to go by…
You can check out the full interview with Charlie Rose here, during which QT discusses the genesis of Django Unchained, and working with Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio (spoilers ahoy):
Tarantino’s seventh (or eighth, if you’re counting Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 individually) feature Django Unchained is out now in North America, and arrives in the UK on January 18th.