Depp left the project after financiers cut everyone's paycheck in half — including that of The Great Gatsby's Joel Egerton — in an effort to keep from going over budget. As of today, there's still a big question mark next to Depp's name on the cast list. One source close to the film told
The Hollywood Reporter
that there's "a 95 percent chance" Depp will return, while another that says he's flown the coop for good. "This situation is absurd," a source told THR. "You would never have a star of Depp’s magnitude and not have all of the deal’s preconditions buttoned down before taking it to market."
Image: via The Hollywood Reporter.