Magazine article Screen International

Johnny Depp, Producer Andrea Iervolino to Build Film, Digital Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Johnny Depp, Producer Andrea Iervolino to Build Film, Digital Slate

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Roster includes Ciro Guerra’s Waiting For The Barbarians.

Johnny Depp and producer Andrea Iervolino will develop and produce film and digital content and kick off with Ciro Guerra’s Waiting For The Barbarians starring Depp, they announced on Monday (22).

Depp will develop and produce through his Infinitum Nihil production label and Iervolino will produce through his new blockchain-based AVOD social entertainment platform TaTaTu.

Columbian auteur Ciro Guerra (Birds Of Passage, Embrace Of The Serpent) is adaptating J.M. Coetzee’s novel Waiting For The Barbarians starring Depp, Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson. Screen was the first to report Depp’s involvement in the project during Cannes.

Production is scheduled to begin later this month in Morocco. Alongside TaTaTu, producers include Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group, as well as Michael Fitzgerald and Olga Segura.

Depp will next be seen on the big screen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald that Warner Bros releases worldwide next month.

Said Iervolino, “Johnny has the ability to conceptualse material in a way that few can, and is unburdened of conventional industry formulas that dictate the projects that get made, traditionally. As we make strides to embrace disruptiveness, Johnny will be a key collaborator with us and we are tremendously excited to back his visions and instincts on stories to bring to life. …

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