12 July 2013 1:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Johnny Depp’s already Disney’s go-to guy for tentpoles. Now the Mouse House has made room for the thesp’s production banner Infinitum Nihil.

Under a new multi-year first-look deal, Depp will develop film projects he can produce at the studio, expanding his relationship with Disney.

Infinitum Nihil had previously been set up at Warner Bros., where the shingle produced Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn was instrumental in attracting Depp’s company to the lot, given his relationship with the thesp while the exec ran Warner Bros. Studios.

Depp formed the production entity in 2004 with his sister Christi Dembrowski, who serves as president of the company.

Thesp is currently starring as Tonto in Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s “The Lone Ranger” and is set to turn to the studio’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise with a »


- Marc Graser and Dave McNary

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