Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
It's Steve Carell Vs. Emma Stone In Battle Of The Sexes
They're on for the real-life tennis tale
Adrianne Palicki In Talks For Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spin-off
Nick Blood is her likely co-star
Billy Zane Is Back Back Back For Zoolander 2
He's a cool dude!
The Lego Batman Movie Leaps Over Ninjago
The Dark Knight will hit cinemas first. Cue the theme!
Andy Samberg Voicing Storks
Kelsey Grammer also on board Warners' new 'toon
Promo For The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?
Exploring Tim Burton's most infamous 'What if?'
Nicole Perlman And Meg LeFauve In Talks to Write Captain Marvel
UPDATE: Marvel has made it official
Adam Scott Has A Sexy Sleepover In The Overnight Trailer
Pizza night turns into something more...
Joe Wright's Pan Is Flying To An Autumn Release
Warners is shifting the fantasy film's date
New Full-Length Jurassic World Trailer Arrives Online
A brave new world
Ian McKellen's Case Is Afoot In New Mr Holmes Trailer
Sloooofah!
First Look At John Michael McDonagh's War On Everyone
And Theo James joins the Calvary follow-up
New Poster For Joseph Gordon-Levitt's The Walk
Philippe Petit heads to place called vertigo
Star Wars: Rogue One Details Revealed
Film will show Rebel mission to steal the Death Star plans
Second Fantastic Four Trailer Leaps In
'You can't fix this...'
New Jurassic World Posters Arrive
Dino might
First Trailer For Star Wars Rebels Season 2
Vader gladiator
Lucas Till's Havok Returning For X-Men: Apocalypse
Hi, energy
Alan Rickman Finds The Limehouse Golem
He's aboard the murder mystery
Fast & Furious 7 Outpaces The US Box Office Again
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 segways into second
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 February 2015
Javier Bardem Confirmed For Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Golshifteh Farahani also aboard as shooting starts
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Mortdecai (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Into The Woods (2015)
Empire Star Rating
For No Good Reason (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Johnny Depp To Be Pancho Villa
In Emir Kusturica's biopic

04 December 2009  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Johnny Depp's looking to get back into the world of biopics, eyeing a role as Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa for Serbian director Emir Kusturica, with whom he worked on 1993's Arizona Dream.

Kusturica's film will not only boast Depp in the leading role (and Salma Hayek, if she signs as a co-star), but also plans to enter the competition against Percy Jackson for Longest Movie Title, as it's currently lumbered with the moniker Seven Friends Of Pancho Villa And The Woman With Six Fingers. Catchy!

The director and his co-writer Gordan Mihic based their script on James Carlos Blake's novel The Friends Of Pancho Villa, which chronicles both the man's life of fighting the good fight, robbing the nasty rich and making with the sweet lady-pleasing love.

Everything will have to wait a while though: Depp's not available until 2011, so Kusturica will have the time to shoot an entire other film before they start work on the Spanish-language epic…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Brooklyn's Finest Trailer Arrives
It's a tough life in cop land
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE:
I don't understand the comment, Ivana More

Posted by JLG87 at 03:20 on 05 December 2009 | Report This Post

tog gear rip off JLG87 More

Posted by ivanahump at 11:39 on 04 December 2009 | Report This Post

Next thing you'll know
They'll cast Christian Slater as Winston Churchill. More

Posted by JLG87 at 09:31 on 04 December 2009 | Report This Post

Excellent news! More

Posted by stewart4 at 09:00 on 04 December 2009 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)