Johnny Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil has signed a first-look deal with IM Global for international distribution.
Depp and executives Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sarkar and Stephen Deuters will oversee the operation, which kicks off with the film “Richard Says Goodbye” that IM Global scooped up in Cannes.
That film follows a mild professor (Depp) who receives grim medical diagnosis and begins living with abandon.
“Johnny is of course a globally recognized superstar but, as importantly, we at IM Global love Infinitum Nihil’s idiosyncratic and taste-driven view of the movie-making world and the unique brand that Johnny, Christi and their team have developed,” IM Global CEO Stuart Ford said in a statement.
The two companies were previously developing a music-based TV drama about the legendary Muscle Shoals recording studio based on Rick Hall’s autobiography “The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame,” with Infinitum Nihil as producers along with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced.
IM’s production president Greg Shapiro and Deborah Zipser, General Counsel, negotiated on behalf of their company. CAA negotiated on behalf of Depp and is handling domestic sales for “Richard.”