Johnny Depp is making a film about a former Russian spy whose poisoning death in London has touched off an international mystery, Variety reports.
Warner Bros. has bought the rights to a book about Alexander Litvinenko for Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, the magazine reported Friday. Depp will produce the film and may star in it, the report said.
Warner Bros. is racing against director Michael Mann and Colombia Pictures, which has agreed to pay $1.5 million US for the rights to another book being co-written by the former spy’s widow, Marina Litvinenko, and Alex Goldfarb, a close friend, Variety reported on its website.
The book is expected to be published in May.