Forget that casting rumor–Johnny Depp will NOT play a rock star in SONNY BOY

The Internet has been buzzing this week with rumors that Johnny Depp would be playing “a rock star” in a movie supposedly called Sonny Boy. British tabloid The Sun cooked up the story, which had a promising plot reminiscent of Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) — the paper claimed Johnny’s rock-star character has a hit with a cover version of a dead artist’s song, but then begins to suspect that the original artist is still alive and sets out to find him. Too bad it’s all fiction. Internet fact-checking site Gossip Cop has debunked the Sun’s story: “A rep for the actor tells Gossip Cop that the casting ‘news’ is ‘not true,'” the website reports.

The Zone thanks Diana J and Theresa for the news; you can read Gossip Cop‘s article HERE. Many thanks to Gossip Cop for investigating the rumor and getting the truth.