Johnny Depp – currently out plugging the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” flick in the most appropriate of terrain, the studio theme parks! – will star in “King of the Jungle” for “Crazy,Stupid,Love” helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
Based on a Wired magazine story about tech magnate John McAfee, the film will explore the life and career of the man behind the McAfee Antivirus software. For the unversed, McAfee made a fortune with his software then took the dough with him on a one-way trip to Belize.
“There, he set-up a Colonel Kurtz-like compound of guns, sex and madness,” says IMR, who are handling international sales at Cannes this week.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are penning.