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May 14, 2019   Articles Gallery Minamata Movies 1 Comment

Exclusive Cannes First Look of Johnny as war photographer W. Eugene Smith in “Minatama”

Johnny Depp is joined by Japanese actress Minami (Battle Royale) in this exclusive still from Minamata, which was revealed exclusively in Cannes.

For those who don’t know yet, the drama – being directed by Andrew Levitas – sees Johnny as acclaimed war photographer W. Eugene Smith. Levitas directs from a screenplay by David K. Kessler, who adapted the book by Smith and his wife, Aileen Mioko Smith. Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Ryo Kase and Jun Kunimura also star.

The redemptive thriller sees Smith (played by Johnny) take on a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, Japan, in 1971. With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. But an old friend and a commission from a Life magazine editor (Bill Nighy) convince him to journey back to Japan to expose a big story: the devastating annihilation of a coastal community.

Johnny is producing via his Infinitum Nihil banner, along with Sam Sarkar and Levitas under his Metalwork Pictures banner, and Gabrielle Tana. Jason Forman, Stephen Deuters, Peter Watson, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Gabrielle Stewart, Stephen Spence, Peter Touche, Norman Merry, Kevan Van Thompson and Peter Hampden are executive producing.

HanWay Films is handling international sales and distribution on Minamata, which will continue in Cannes. CAA Media Finance will handle U.S. rights.

April 26, 2019   Gallery Movies News The Professor 1 Comment

The poster for Johnny’s upcoming comedy and drama movie The Professor has finally arrived. For those who have missed the date, its official release date is May 17, 2019 for the United States.

April 19, 2019   Hollywood Vampires Music News 3 Comments

Hollywood Vampire’s second studio album will be released on June 21, 2019.

It’s official: Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper will return on June 21 this year with their second album as Hollywood Vampires. The album is called Rise and will be a 16-track effort from the group, containing mostly original material written by the band itself. The album can be pre-saved here.

There are three covers included, however, as tributes to rock stars we lost too soon, including a version of David Bowie‘s “Heroes” (performed by Johnny), Jim Carroll Band‘s “People Who Died” and Johnny Thunders‘ “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory” (sung by Joe). Other tracks on the album include “I Want My Now,” “The Boogieman Surprise,” “We Gotta Rise” and “Mr. Spider.”

“Rise is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I’ve ever been a part of,” says Cooper in a statement. “I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album. Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy, and myself have written songs on this album. What is different though is that I didn’t try to change any songs to be more ‘Alice-like.’ Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool. I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires’ sound really is, whereas with the first album, we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock ‘n’ roll brothers.”

Perry adds that the album came from “pure creative energy” akin to the band’s live performances. “The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders,” he says. “There was no pressure or deadlines, allowing us to write and record an album that is one of the freest and most honest sounding records I’ve been part of. I can’t wait to perform some of these tunes live for our fans.”

Track list:
“I Want My Now”
“Good People Are Hard to Find”
“Who’s Laughing Now”
“How the Glass Fell”
“The Boogieman Surprise”
“Welcome to Bushwackers” (feat. Jeff Beck + John Waters)
“The Wrong Bandage”
“You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory”
“Git From Round Me”
“Heroes”
“A Pitiful Beauty”
“New Threat”
“Mr. Spider”
“We Gotta Rise”
“People Who Died”
“Congratulations”

April 13, 2019   Movies News The Professor 5 Comments

So, apparently I missed sharing the latest trailer for Johnny’s upcoming movie The Professor with you, which was released two days ago. Shame on me!
For those who haven’t seen it yet, I’ll now gladly make good for it. By the way, the official release date has been set to be on May 17 in the United States. Enjoy!

April 12, 2019   Gallery Hollywood Vampires Music 2 Comments

On their official Twitter account, Hollywood Vampires shared two new posters to promote their upcoming spring tour, which starts May 10 in Las Vegas, NV.

The two posters they shared – and which we already added to our photo gallery, of course – promote their 3rd show in San Francisco, CA on May 12th and their 4th concert in Denver, CO on May 14th. As we already mentioned, the posters have been added to our gallery.

April 6, 2019   News Personal 8 Comments

Rest in peace, Jerry Judge, Johnny’s bodyguard and friend for 20 years.

We on Johnny Depp Network would like to express our sincerest condolences to Johnny and Mr. Jerry Judge’s family and friends. Today, April 06, 2019 one of Johnny’s close friends and his bodyguard for 20 years, Jerry Judge, has passed away. He was known as the “Life Angel” and was spotted on the red carpet, on movie sets, on tour alongside Johnny and even inspired his own fan page.

He also guarded Paul McCartney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Antonio Banderas and Julia Roberts. Apart from being on Johnny’s side to ensure his security, he had cameos in several of Johnny’s films including “Sweeney Todd“. He was not only known as Johnny’s bodyguard and security, but mostly a friend and a helping hand on Johnny’s side. THANKS for everything you’ve done for him. We know you’re in a peaceful place now and taken great care of in heaven. Rest in peace, dear Jerry!.

April 3, 2019   Fantastic Beasts 3 Movies News 3 Comments

Johnny was spotted in Lacock, Wiltshire, England for Fantastic Beasts 3.

Apparently, the production of Fantastic Beasts 3 has begun. As the title already says, Johnny was spotted in Lacock, Wiltshire in England to reprise his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts installment.

Fantastic Beasts 3 is scheduled for release in November 2020, continuing the pattern of the first film (November 2016) and its sequel (November 2018) but nothing has been confirmed yet. There are two more sequels to come, which means 5 Fantastic Beasts movies in total. We don’t know yet whether Johnny will appear as Grindelwald in the fourth and fifth movie though.

As the headline says, I marked this post as a rumor since it has NOT been confirmed whether Johnny’s stay in Lacock is connected to the start of production of Fantastic Beasts 3 or whether he was really seen at all. The news website reporting his appearances is Wiltshire Times.

March 27, 2019   Appearances Gallery 3 Comments

Today, March 27, 2019, Johnny attended the opening of the National Museum of Qatar in Qatar, Doha. (Did you notice how handsome he looked ;))

We added 14 images to our photo gallery, some found on social media, such as Twitter and Instagram. All credits go to their original owners.

March 24, 2019   Gallery Personal 2 Comments

Media coach Victoria Mary Clarke (click here to learn about her on her official website) posted two new personal images that show Johnny in the Library of Congress in France. She’s also posted one image during breakfast on the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) on her Instagram account. The two images have been added to our photo gallery.

March 20, 2019   Website 9 Comments

As announced, the site’s got a brand new look and layout. It’s a bit more colorful than the previous designs. I kind of felt like adding a bit more colors to the website, probably because of the event that actually led to change the site’s look after all:

15 years online!

Yes, last month, on February 4th, the site celebrated 15 years online. 15 years of Johnny Depp Network! FIFTEEN years supporting, celebrating, loving Johnny as much as we can. And hopefully many more to come!!!
I would love to say thanks to Martina again for bringing the site into being back then in 2004. You made it possible for us to have this little piece of Johnny-Universe for admirers to regularly meet up, read on the latest news of Johnny and to support him and his music/movie projects.

Of course, a huge thank you also to our regular visitors. To the people who continue believing in Johnny, supporting him and loving him. Thanks to everyone who donates images, news or info every now and then. We’re very honored to have so many helpful hands that make the site what it is. Thanks to everyone who regularly comments on our posts, those who discuss Johnny’s projects, films, music, roles etc. Those who keep sending us feedback on how to improve our website or the news we post. Thanks thanks thanks!

I’m currently working on getting the timeline and Instagram feed recently. We’re not only posting news on there (like we do on our Twitter) but also random edited images of Johnny. Feel free to visit us there as well.

And again, because it’s just too good to be true: THANKS for wonderful 15 years of johnny-depp.org.