ON SET

Photos: Mortdecai: Behind the Scenes

Director David Koepp takes us on a hunt for lost treasure with Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow.


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“The idea behind the single-car, three-person chase you see was that, at some point, each character is stuck on top of the car. This is Johnny’s turn. Not sure how much he loved it up there.” Photograph by David Appleby.

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Paltrow and Depp talk with Koepp. Photograph by David Appleby.

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Depp with Koepp. Photograph by David Appleby.

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“[This] is the soon-to-be-infamous gagging scene. The idea was that any time Johnny’s and Gwyneth’s characters tried to kiss, his mustache made her gag, which in turn made him gag. The real challenge was getting through a take without laughing. Outstanding outtakes on this one.” Photograph by David Appleby.

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“I am with Johnny and Paul Bettany [center], who absolutely steals the show as Jock Strapp, Mortdecai’s manservant and thug.” Photograph by David Appleby.

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“On the table is the classic Hitchcockian MacGuffin— the thing all the characters want, including Jonny Pasvolsky’s and Olivia Munn’s.” Photograph by David Appleby.