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Johnny Depp To Be My American Lover

They’ve carved out a private little chunk of life – not to mention an island – together, but now Johnny Depp and his other half, Vanessa Paradis, are bringing their natural chemistry to the screen for My American Lover.

Depp told BangShowbiz (via The Playlist) that he’s agreed to star in the film, which will track French feminist and thinker Simone de Beauvoir’s relationship with American novelist Nelson Algren.

Lasse Hallstrom, who has worked with Depp on What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Chocolat, is the man to direct the film which will most likely be taken from de Beauvoir’s collection of communiqués between the pair in the 1940s, A Transatlantic Love Affair: Letters To Nelson Algren.

And while he waits for Depp’s schedule to clear (the actor’s been shooting The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and then reports to the ocean for Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Hallstrom will busy himself releasing Dear John in the UK and taking over sex change drama The Danish Girl, which Thomas Alfredsson had been set to direct. With Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman starring, that’ll kick off shooting in May.

Peter Oberth
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