Minamata Movie starring Johnny Depp

Thanks to for Metalwork Pictures here’s a new official picture for Minamata, the upcoming drama movie starring Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Minami, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Ryo Kase and Jun Kunimura:

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Minamata Movie - Johnny Depp

Plot synopsis:
“With the glory days of World War II far behind him W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp) has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. But an old friend and a commission from “Life Magazine” editor (Bill Nighy) convinces him to journey back to Japan to expose a big story: the devastating annihilation of a coastal community, victims of corporate greed and complicit local police and government. Armed with only his trusted camera, Smith must gain the trust of this struggling community and find the images that will bring the story to the World. The victims’ case against the corporation responsible for this environmental disaster represents one of the biggest payouts of all time, with present day sufferers of Minamata disease still in court today seeking compensation. Production has spent time in Minamata meeting some of the victims and their families and the film is being made with their support.”

Johnny Depp is holding his camera like a real professional, isn’t he?

The film is directed by Andrew Levitas.

No official release date yet.

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