Goldblum, one of Hollywood’s best known supporting actors, will be one of three new members of the cast taking part as shooting moves to Los Angeles.
Actor Jeff Goldblum / Getty
Jeff Goldblum is making a return to a big-screen movie for the first time in more than fifteen years as a member of the cast of the action comedy film Mortdecai, produced by and starring Johnny Depp.
Mortdecai, based on the popular three-novel anthology by the late English writer Kyril Bonfiglioli, has completed its scheduled round of shooting in London and now Goldblum along with Aubrey Plaza and Oliver Platt will be taking part in the shooting of the Los Angeles segment of the movie.
Goldblum, a veteran of the movie industry, will be joining up some of the industry’s hottest stars including Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany.
Johnny Depp will not only be starring the movie, but will be taking the role of producer for the first time while David Koepp will be directing, with the screenplay adapted for the big screen being written by Eric Aronson.
Mortdecai is the first joint project between Lionsgate Films and Odd Lot Entertainment, which was founded in 2001 by producers Gigi Pritzker and Deborah Del Prete , and will mark the start of a long-term collaboration between the two production companies.
Jeff Goldblum began his career in the movie industry in the mid-seventies, playing in a number of supporting roles, with his career gradually gaining impetus in the eighties and nineties. Goldblum has appeared in a number of major box-office successes including the friends of Alex The Fly, Jurassic Park, its sequel Jurassic Park: The Lost World, and his last major box office success Independence Day shot in 1996.
After the gradually disappearing from the big screen, Jeff Goldblum became one of the feature on television series, particularly when to the role of Detective Zach Nichols for the eighth and ninth seasons of the crime drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, giving up the role in 2010.