Both Robert Pattinson and Mark Rylance will be starring opposite Johnny Depp in Depp’s adaptation of ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’.
As well as starring in the movie, Depp will develop and produce through his Infinitum Nihil production.
The film is an adaptation of J.M. Coetzee’s novel of the same name and tells the story of the crisis of conscience of a magistrate from a small colonial town after he witnesses the cruel treatment of prisoners of war.
The film will be directed by Embrace of the Serpent’s Ciro Guerra, Andrea Iervolino will also produce alongside Depp for the recently launched social entertainment platform TaTaTu.
“In this era of democratized entertainment, I admire the imaginative ethos of Andrea and look forward to collaborating together in a liberating, progressive manner that will befit the principals of our respective entities,” Depp said.
Iervolino said, “Johnny has the ability to conceptualize material in a way that few can, and is unburdened of conventional industry formulas that dictate the projects that get made, traditionally. As we make strides to embrace disruptiveness, Johnny will be a key collaborator with us and we are tremendously excited to back his visions and instincts on stories to bring to life.”
Filming will commence this month in Morocco.
Depp will next be seen in the J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald as Gellert Grindelwald.
After wowing audiences in Good Time, Pattinson’s upcoming projects include Damsel, High Life and David Michôd’s The King alongside Timothee Chalamet and Joel Edgerton.
Rylance was last seen in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, He will be teaming up with Spielberg yet again for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara which tells the story of The treatment of a young Jewish boy, forcibly raised as a Christian in 19th century Italy, creates a furor which pits the Papacy itself against forces of democracy and Italian unification.