Johnny Depp is attached to star in another film about an eccentric or crazy person.
This time he will portray real life anti-virus software mogul John McAfee, who founded the software company McAfee Associates and the first commercial anti-virus software. The film will be about his time in Belize, specifically when Wired magazine reporter Joshua Davis visited him. McAfee was crazily confined in a compound with guns, girls in bikinis, and bath salts. He would later flee Belize when the government sought to question him regarding a murder.
This is obviously the perfect type of role for Depp, even if it does sound similar to his portrayal of Hunter S. Thompson. It will be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Bad Santa, I Love You Phillip Morris), and written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story).