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Johnny Depp might be an uber-famous Hollywood actor, but he isn’t ready to let go of his love of music just yet. Last night, Johnny headed to The Late Show to talk about his upcoming movie “The Lone Ranger” and then took the stage to rock with pal Bill Carter.
First things first, Johnny sat down for a quick chat. In his typical fashion, Johnny was decked out in layers of necklaces, scarves, and his signature hat. He discussed moving to L.A. with his band, the Kids, back in the day and then becoming an actor purely out of the need to pay rent. “You realize at some point you’ll have to deal with the inevitable,” Johnny said. After telling pal Nicholas Cage about his money situation, Depp met up with Cage’s agent and went on his first read: A Nightmare on Elm Street. And the rest is history.
This July, Johnny is starring alongside Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger, a movie that required a lot of horseback riding, which wasn’t a problem for the Kentucky-born actor… until things “went very sideways.”
Watch Johnny explain his encounter with an equine “death machine,” and than check out his guitar skills on Bill Carter’s song, “Anything Made of Paper” about the West Memphis Three.
I finally managed to add 35 MQ pictures of Johnny during the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and 34 HQ/MQ pictures during The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards show in Los Angeles to the photo gallery. Feel free to check them out! Johnny looked handsome, as always.
Johnny Depp is attached to play notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in director Barry Levinso’s “Black Mass“. Bulger — South Boston’s most violent criminal who used his political connections and became an FBI informant to protect his turf — was the inspiration for Jack Nicholson’s character in “The Departed”, and he was captured in June 2011 after 16 years of being on the Fed’s Most Wanted List.
First-time screenwriter Mark Mallouk adapted the 2001 book “Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob“, written by former Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerald O’Neill.
“I could not be more thrilled to have the biggest star in the world and Academy-Award winning director Barry Levinson to finally bring this incredible story to the big screen,” says Cross Creek Pictures president Brian Oliver, in a statement. “We have been working on this project since we originally optioned the book in 2005. Black Mass expertly details the twists and turns of this highly complex story, painting a vivid portrait of Boston’s underbelly and its corrupt political machine, as well as exposing the worst scandal in FBI history. It’s also an examination of loyalty to family, Irish heritage, and South Boston.”
The film is scheduled for a May 2013 start date, and will be distributed in the U.S. by Universal.
Bulger’s story is also the subject of a potential biopic from Ben Affleck and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, with Matt Damon possibly playing Bulger and Affleck directing.
The long awaited World of Warcraft movie is finally moving forward, and with a director that is both exciting and surprising. Duncan Jones of “Moon” and “Source Code” fame has snapped up the directing gig. Originally helmed by Sam Raimi, the project was dropped by the Evil Dead director so he could concentrate on his Oz movie. Honestly, we thought this project was long dead, but Jones and Warner Bros. are planning on starting production on the movie adaptation of the role-playing game in 2013!
Jones is a surprising choice, but it makes sense. The director is a rabid gamer, plus now is the time for Jones to prove himself with a big budget production. The trades are reporting that the budget for this movie is more than three times larger than Source Code. We’re excited, and hopefully there’s enough time for Jones to dust off the old script.
In response to the news, Jones took to twitter, posting, “So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper MOVIE of a video game. Ive always said its possible. Got to DO it now! ;.”
But wait, the crazy news doesn’t stop there! According to Tracking Boards, the studio allegedly wants Johnny Depp to star in the movie. But let’s be honest, I’m sure the studio wants Depp to star in every movie they make, so take that with a giant grain of salt.
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