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Doctor Who Movie Odds Make Johnny Depp And Matt Smith Favourites To Play Lead Role
Friday 29 October 2010 at 17:10
Paddy Power are offering odds on who plays Doctor Who in a possible movie adaptation of the popular TV series and it seems that current Doctor Who Matt Smith is amongst the favourites but he may miss out to Hollywood star Johnny Depp.
Matt Smith Playing Second Fiddle To Johnny Depp In Betting
Matt Smith would hope that producers keep faith with him if Doctor Who is to hit the big screen but the money men may be too worried about having a big name to attract American audiences. This is why Matt Smith is not the favourite, but he is still well fancied at 9/4 with Paddy Power. The current favourite with Paddy Power to play Doctor Who in a movie adaptation is Johnny Depp. He is known for his eccentric roles so despite fans possibly worrying about an American in the role he could actually be a good choice. Paddy Power make him the 2/1 favourite but his chance could depend on Tim Burton directing, Buton has directed Depp in unusual roles in Edward Scissorhands and Alice In Wonderland amongst others and if Burton was attached to the project any price on Depp would look good, nevermind being as big as 2/1 with Paddy Power.
David Tennant Or Christopher Ecclestone Could Return
Former Doctor Who actor David Tennant was a popular Time Lord and he could return if the long running sci fi series gets turned into a movie, Paddy Power go 8/1 on Tennant and that could suit all parties. Hugh Grant looks an unusual choice and his odds seem to be more due to being such a famous English actor in America, he is worryingly short at 10/1 with Paddy Power and fans wouldn't be happy with that. There could be a return for another former Doctor Who at bigger odds, Christoper Ecclestone is 16/1 with Paddy Power ahead of the likes of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe at 20/1 with Paddy Power and Clive Owen at 33/1 with Paddy Power. Interesting names in the betting at big prices include Russell Crowe at 80/1 with Paddy Power and Tom Cruise at 100/1 with Paddy Power. For more odds on who will play Doctor Who in a Doctor Who Movie visit the Paddy Power website and click on Novelty Bets.