The BBC reports that Johnny Depp is being courted to star in a film about a drug addict who turns his life around after living on the streets of Wrexham. “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and King Kong star Andy Serkis will direct the movie.
Shooting of Addict, based on the best-selling biography of writer Stephen Smith, is to start this summer.
Mr Smith said he was in talks and hoped to sign up “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Depp “within three weeks”.
The 61-year-old writer said the film will be all about his life as a young man addicted to amphetamines who drifted into crime and ended up living on the streets of Wrexham for a few months.