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Johnny Depp Raises His Hand of Dante

Published December 3, 2008 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of WireImage, Variety
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Not that Johnny Depp needs more projects at the moment, but his production company, Infinitum Nihil, is developing an adaptation for him anyway. The banner has acquired the screen rights to Nick Tosches' novel In the Hand of Dante, for which Depp will likely star.

Johnny Depp for In the Hand of Dante


Though Nihil has a first-look deal with Warner Bros, the production company was so amped on the project that it went forth and purchased the rights to the novel with its own coin.

In the Hand of Dante revolves around Dante's masterwork "The Divine Comedy," and tells parallel storylines involving Dante in 14th-century Italy as he tries to complete the work, and a contemporary storyline involving Tosches, who is asked to authenticate what might be Dante's original manuscript.

If he finds time, Depp would play Tosches. Let's have a look at what he's got going on at the moment.



Not only is Depp currently working on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, but he is also set for another Pirates of the Caribbean and a role as Tonto in The Lone Ranger. But there's more!

Depp has also teamed with Pirates-director Gore Verbinski to voice the title character in the animated film Rango. Sound busy? Well...

Depp is set to begin filming of The Rum Diary this March, where he will star as as gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

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