We all know that few last movies of Pirates of the Caribbean actor were completely commercial. However this time, Johnny Depp is planning to try his hands on something new.
Depp is all set to role in Waiting for the Barbarians which will be directed by Ciro Guerra. The upcoming movie will be based on a novel by South African writer JM Coetzee.
Alogn with Johnny Depp, Waiting for the Barbarians will feature actor Robert Pattinson and Mark Rylance in pivotal characters. The story of the novel is based on the life of a magistrate who is a loyal servant of the Empire, but he has a change of heart after observing how the Empire treats its subjects. He becomes a rebel and is branded as the enemy of the state.
The synopsis of the novel on which the movie is based says, “For decades the Magistrate has been a loyal servant of the Empire, running the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement and ignoring the impending war with the barbarians. When interrogation experts arrive, however, he witnesses the Empire’s cruel and unjust treatment of prisoners of war. Jolted into sympathy for their victims, he commits a quixotic act of rebellion that brands him an enemy of the state”
On a related note, Johnny was last seen in Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express. Blow actor will be soon seen in Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald, in which he plays the titular character Gellert Grindelwald, the villain of the Fantastic Beasts series.