Depp Circling Pancho Villa Biopic

Salma Hayek may co-star in Spanish language film

Last Updated: December 3, 2009 @ 12:34 PM

Serbian helmer Emir Kusturica is in advanced negotiations for Johnny Depp to star as Mexican revolutionary hero Pancho Villa in his upcoming biopic titled "Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman With Six Fingers."

Salma Hayek is also in advanced talks to co-star in the pic.

The Spanish-language biopic is to be shot partly in Mexico, where Villa — an early 20th-century bandit who became a guerilla fighter and a hero to the poor — is an iconic historical figure. Depp will act in Spanish, Kusturica said.

Read more at Variety.