Johnny Depp to Adapt In the Hand of Dante

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While Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is the main future vehicle drawing attention for Johnny Depp, the actor's production company has acquired the movie rights to the Nick Tosches novel "In the Hand of Dante."

Variety reports that the novel will be developed as a potential film for Depp.

The book focuses on Dante's classic "The Divine Comedy," and it tells parallel story lines involving Dante in 14th-century Italy as he tries to complete the work, along with a contemporary ploy involving Tosches, who is asked to authenticate what might be Dante's original manuscript. Depp would portray Tosches.

Sounds... interesting.

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Johnny Depp is arguably the best actor alive today. He's quite versatile and often plays nutty characters.

Depp got his start on the television series, 21 Jump Street. Since then, the Kentucky-born actor has gone on to star in major movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Benny & Joon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sleepy Hollow, all four of the Pirate of the Caribbean films, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factoy, Public Enemies, Alice in Wonderland, The Tourist, The Rum Diary, and Dark Shadows.

To say the least, this actor can pretty much play any role out there.

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