Johnny Depp’s is Richard, a college professor who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
During his final days….
….HE SOLVES CRIMES!
No, not really. instead, it looks like he decides to live life to his fullest and do all the wild stuff that he put off doing earlier in his life. I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of the whole “being diagnosed with cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me” genre of films. There’s been a few good ones but, far too often, they descend into clichés of seizing the day and all that stuff.
(One thing that you’ll notice about these films is that most of them are about people who actually have enough money that they can afford to seize the day while also dealing with a terminal illness.)
That said, Johnny Depp can be a very good actor when he wants to be so I’ll be curious to see if this is one of those times. The Professor will be released on May 17th.