Johnny Depp missed out on the chance to be part of Martin Scorsese's first 3D movie because the producers just couldn't find time to add him - even though he was filming the fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie "across the street".
Hugo producer Graham King sent Depp the manuscript for the ambitious new movie before he even had a cast and the two old friends decided to work on the film together.
King tells CinemaBlend.com, "When I first got the manuscript of the book, I sent it to Johnny... He read it and loved it, and I said, 'Let's make this together.'
"There's a role that's not in the movie now that was in the script that he was going to play, a very small role. But we just didn't have the time to do it with the schedule. He was actually across the street shooting Pirates 4."