Johnny Depp to Play Cyber Security Icon John McAfee

Johnny Depp will star as cyber security icon and accused murderer John McAfee in a new film.

Deadline reports the movie, titled King Of The Jungle, will center around McAfee (Depp) taking a Wired magazine writer on a tour of his Belize compound. The story will take inspirations from Apocalypse Now and promises to be a darkly comic look at McAfee’s wild lifestyle, which is filled with murder, sex, and paranoia.

Glenn Ficarra & John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love) will be directing from a script by The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story scribes Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. No word yet on a release date and who’ll be co-starring with Depp as the Wired writer.

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