We finally have confirmation thatJohnny Depp will take on the role of Pancho Villa
in directorEmir Kusturica's upcoming project about the Mexican Revolutionary general.
The film, originally called Seven Friends Of Pancho Villa And The Woman With Six Fingers, will now be titled Wild Roses
, Tender Roses, and will begin shooting in February 2011 now that Depp and Kusturica, who worked previously together on Arizona Dream
, have found time in both of their schedules to fit in the project.
The film will be shot in Spain and in Kusturica's Serbian studio, while Kusturica's band, the No Smoking
Orchestra, will do music for the film as well. As promised, the film will indeed be shot in Spanish, with Depp performing his dialogue in that language.
Before all that though, Kusturica will be working in Israel this summer on Cool Water
, a film about a male stripper who returns to his native Middle East for his father's funeral.