Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil acquires the rights to Ken Rijock’s THE LAUNDRY MAN

The Laundry Man is the remarkable story of an ordinary man caught up in an extraordinary life” — so says’s description of Ken Rijock’s new book, to which (according to an interview with the author in the London Times) Johnny Depp has just acquired the film rights. Rijock acted as a money launderer for Colombian and U.S. drug dealers in the 1980s . . . even while he was involved in a love affair with a beautiful police officer. That’s a complication! Eventually Rijock was caught and agreed go undercover for the DEA; now he works with banks and governments to track the new generation of money launderers. “It’s a great feeling to catch criminals at their own game, to be a force for good,” Rijock said in a recent interview. “But I guess a part of me will always be the laundry man.”

The Zone thanks Emma for breaking the news; you can read more about The Laundry Man on the Zone’s News & Views forum. An excerpt from The Laundry Man — a lively read — is available HERE.