Rumor: Johnny Depp to film TOM MIX AND PANCHO VILLA for director Tony Scott?

The office of the secretary of Tourism for Mexico issued a press release on August 26 which claimed that “the American actor Johnny Depp will return to Mexico next year to shoot the film TOM MIX AND PANCHO VILLA, under the direction of Tony Scott.” There has been no comment, official or otherwise, from Johnny or his representatives, so this project is only a rumor. Emma reports that the script is based on Clifford Irving’s novel of the same name: “The story of an idealistic actor who leaves the comforts of Texas to join up with a revolutionary who would not embrace modern technology, even when the government was conscripting German fighter planes to bomb him and tanks to blast his armies.” It is not clear from the press release whether Scott wants Johnny to play iconic cowboy hero Tom Mix, the fiery revolutionary Pancho Villa–or both roles. The Zone thanks Emma for the story.

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