May 26, 2017  

Johnny Depp to Star as McAfee Antivirus Creator in Dark Comedy 'King of the Jungle'

May 15, 2017 (3:15 am) GMT
The movie, which is based on the true story of antivirus creator John McAfee, will feature Depp as McAfee, who once 'left civilization and moved to the jungle in Belize.'
Johnny Depp to Star as McAfee Antivirus Creator in Dark Comedy 'King of the Jungle'

will play a cyber mogul in dark comedy "". The 53-year old actor is on board to portray McAfee antivirus creator John McAfee in the based-on-true-story movie. The flick will be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa from a script written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

An adaptation of a "Wired" article titled "John McAfee's Last Stand" by Joshua Davis, "King of the Jungle" will see a "Wired" magazine investigator who "accepts what he thinks is a run-of-the-mill assignment to interview McAfee, but once he arrives in Belize, he finds himself pulled into McAfee's escalating paranoia, slippery reality and murder."

The original article, meanwhile, centers on McAfee "who cashed in his fortune, left civilization and moved to the jungle in Belize. There, he set-up a Colonel Kurtz-like compound of guns, sex and madness."

Depp will next be seen in "", reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. He will also star in Agatha Christie's "" and crime drama "". Depp's other upcoming movies include "" and "", in which he will portray the titular character. He will reprise his role as evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming "".

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