Category: Projects

Roasted Johnny upsets locals

27 April 2005 – – Apparently filming the sequels of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3 down on the island of Bataka in the Caribbean is having a negative effect on the locals. There is a particular scene they are objecting to one in which Johnny is being roasted alive over an open pit. ENT NEWS reports residents have accused studio bosses of implying their ancestors were cannibals, but the film company insists the scene is light-hearted and in no way reflects their cultural history.

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Depp Movie Bombs

March 11, 2005 – FilmForce – Johnny Depp has hooked up with Initial Entertainment Group to acquire the film rights to The Bomb in My Garden: The Secrets of Saddam’s Nuclear Mastermind, according to today’s installment of industry insider magazine Variety…

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Johnny’s latest project: Shantaram

Johnny has signed on to play the lead role in the movie “Shantaram” based on the novel “Shantaram” with the real life story of Gregory David Roberts.

In the movie he will portray a drug addict, who escapes from a prison in Australia and becomes a (fake) doctor in the slums of Mumbay and fights in Afhanistan against Russia.

It counts as one of the biggest Hollywood Deals of the year, costars will be Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Watson

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