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Johnny Depp May Star in Edgar Wright Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk

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Sure, Neil Gaiman has written quality fantasy fiction (Anansi Boys) and comics (Sandman), but he’s at his very best when writing for a young audience. Gaiman is at the height of his powers when writing for children, as evidenced in Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and more recently, Fortunately, the Milk. Now, director Edgar Wright and Johnny Depp are in talks to help bring the sillyfunnyweird adventure to the big screen!

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Fortunately, the Milk is the story of a dad telling his two children about the adventure he goes on when embarking on the seemingly simple task of buying milk. Back when it was published in 2013, Gaiman described the book on his blog as “the silliest book I have ever written, and is quite funny also.” There’s no word yet on whether Gaiman himself will be adapting the book for the screen, Wright will be taking it on, or if there’ll be another writer. Depp, obviously, is in talks to play the lead dad character. The story involves time travel, aliens, piranhas, and pirates, so I’m kind of imagining a movie about Captain Jack Sparrow taking a trip to the store.

Have any of you kids at heart read Fortunately, the Milk? What do you think about a Gaiman, Wright, Depp collaboration? Tell us below!


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Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.

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