Johnny Depp to star in film on Dante

December 4th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Johnny DeppLondon, Dec 4 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp will star in a film based on the life of Italian Renaissance poet Dante.Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, has bought the screen rights to Nick Tosches’ 2002 book, “In The Hand of Dante” on which the film will be based, reports contactmusic.com.

The story will parallel the lives of a modern-day writer, played by Depp, and Dante as he attempts to complete his classic work “The Divine Comedy”.

The lead has not been decided yet.

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