The Thin Man originally starred William Powell and Myrna Loy as the crime-solving married couple, Nick and Nora Charles in the 1930s and 40s. The “thin man” himself was the man Charles was originally hired to find, but it became synonymous with Charles himself in later movies within the six film series. The films are based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett.
Johnny Depp and Rob Marshall have been linked to the project for some time and Stahl is the most recent addition. Apparently producers want him to keep the script within the original period as well. Stahl is also linked to HBO‘s Hemingway & Gellhorn starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen.