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Johnny Depp set to star in Edgar Wrights Fortunately, The Milk

Fox is set to bring Neil Gaiman’s children’s book Fortunately, The Milk to the big screen, with a trio of A-list talent in place to bring the project to life. According to THR, Bret McKenzie is currently working on a script, with Johnny Depp set to star and Edgar Wright to occupy the director’s chair.

Quite the lineup, we think you’ll agree, and while there may be a few more bits of paperwork to officially get signed off, it sounds as though Gaiman himself has confirmed the story is true. “Ah, Hollywood leaks,” tweeted the author, alongside a link to the story. “In this case, accurately.”

For those unfamiliar with the source material, Fortunately, The Milk is “a story of time travel and breakfast cereal” which sees a father head out to the store to buy some milk, only to find himself confronted by a giant flying saucer. The film version is likely to be a combination of live-action and animation, with Depp presumably playing the aforementioned father. With McKenzie and Wright also involved, we could be in for something very special indeed…

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.