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Johnny Depp to Star As John McAfee in the Upcoming Dark Comedy Biopic King of the Jungle

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnny Depp is readying himself to bring his subtle, understated touch to yet another outsize character: John McAfee, the eccentric millionaire creator of McAfee antivirus software. Based on Joshua Davis’s 2012 Wired article “John McAfee’s Last Stand,” King of the Jungle will offer a darkly comic retelling of Davis’s experience at the computer programmer’s compound in Belize, a story interwoven with the rumors of drug trafficking and alleged murder that plagued McAfee at the time. If Captain Jack Sparrow is a ten, hopefully Depp is prepared to crank this thing to at least an eleven.

Johnny Depp to Star As John McAfee in King of the Jungle