Johnny Depp has set his next project, forming a production deal with producer Andrea Iervolino to develop and produce digital content.
Their first project is “Waiting for the Barbarians,” in which Depp will star alongside Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson. Depp will produce via his Infinitum Nihil banner, and Iervolino through his new blockchain platform TaTaTu.
Ciro Guerra (“Embrace of the Serpent”) directs the film scheduled to begin production later this month in Morocco.
Alongside TaTaTu, the movie is being produced by Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group, as well as Michael Fitzgerald and Olga Segura.
“Johnny has the ability to conceptualize material in a way that few can, and is unburdened of conventional industry formulas that dictate the projects that get made, traditionally,” Iervolino said in a statement. “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.”
“In this era of democratized entertainment, I admire the imaginative ethos of Andrea and look forward to collaborating together in a liberating, progressive manner that will befit the principals of our respective entities,” Depp said in a statement.
TaTaTu launched just six months ago and has quickly begun acquiring content and creating original films and series, including the documentary “Freidkin Uncut” about filmmaker William Freidkin, as well as a Lamborghini biopic starring Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin, a documentary Jeremy Renner and the drama ‘The Sound of Freedom’ starring Jim Caviezel and Mira Sorvino.
Depp will next be seen in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Depp is represented by CAA.
Deadline was first to report this news.