Date: 25th January 2001
Hollywood heart-throb JOHNNY DEPP is in talks with director BRYAN SINGER to star in the drama CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND.
AUSTIN POWERS star MIKE MYERS had been due to star in the fictitious account of the secret life of gameshow host CHUCK BARRIS, who claimed he was a CIA hitman. The Canadian actor eventually pulled out to consider working on a PINK PANTHER remake. The move to recruit Depp has caused ripples in movie circles, as it was widely believed BEN STILLER and JOHN CUSACK were the favourites to nab the part.
Depp is still unconfirmed for the role, as he is considering other offers, including ELIZA GRAVES. If he accepts that role he would play a young doctor working in an early 20th Century asylum, who falls for one of his patients. (RGS/WNWPO/CPT)