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Johnny Depp to Star in ‘KING OF THE JUNGLE’

May 15, 2017

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Johnny Depp is set to star in KING OF THE JUNGLE, a dark comedy to be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, based from a true story first published in Condé Nast’s Wired by Joshua Davis.

From Condé Nast Entertainment, Zaftig Films, MadRiver Pictures and Epic Entertainment, the film is based on the Wired Magazine article “John McAfee’s Last Stand” by Joshua Davis, it tells the wild true story of rogue tech magnate John mcAfee, creator of the McAfee Antivirus software, who cashed-in his fortune, left civilization, and moved to the jungle in Belize. There, he set up a Colonel Kurtz-like compound of guns, sex and madness. In the film, a Wired magazine investigator accepts what he thinks is a run-of-the-mill assignment to interview McAfee, but once he arrives in Belize, he finds himself pulled into McAfee’s escalating paranoia, slippery reality and murder.

Condé Nast’s Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler; Zaftig’s Charlie Gogolak, Ficarra and Requa, and Epic’s Joshua Davis. MadRiver’s Marc Butan and Epic’s Joshuah Bearman will executive produce.

 

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