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Johnny Depp to Play Elvis Presley in Movie?

Posted by Adam

Johnny DeppJOHNNY Depp wants to play Elvis Presley on the big screen.

The Pirates of The Caribbean star is said to be considering the lead role in a new Elvis biopic which would concentrate on the events leading up to his death.

“Johnny has always been fascinated by strong characters and inspirational people like Elvis,” reveals a source close to the actor.

“He is excited by the idea of a movie focusing on the dark side of Elvis and his later years as a superstar and an icon. It’s still early days but this is a project Johnny is very keen to get off the ground.”

Depp was recently reported to have splashed out on an $17 million home in Venice after falling in love with the city during filming last year.

The 47-year-old actor spent several months in the Italian city with his family while shooting The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and he was reportedly so besotted with the stunning location, he has bought the 17th century Palazzo Dona Sangiantoffetti.

According to local newspaper La Nuova Venezia, the Hollywood star outbid an Arab prince for the empty building which is one of the only available homes overlooking the famous Grand Canal.

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  • CEE

    HOTNESS. YES LET HIM PLAY ELVIS!

  • Barbra Losel

    Johnny Depp could read the Telephone Book and make it fascinating…(and hot!!!)

  • http://n/a RAMONDA BRADY

    Johnny Depp, would be great playing Elvis. I followd Elvls from 1972 to his concert in Memphis July 5th,1976. Johnny can do anyone. His characters always brings them to life. I met Elvis on May 1st,1972 as he was going into THE MEMPHIAN THEATER. Elvis was getting out of his black studtz. Yes Elvis drove many times. I have taken about 300 slides of Elvis still good. I received a letter from Elvis back in July of 1973 thanking me for the photos taken here at the St. Louis, Airport on Sept.11th,1970. It is under glass.

    I love Johnny Depp’s acting and he can do Elvis justice. Elvis loved his fans.

    Mrs. Ramonda Brady St. Ann, MO.

  • Sia

    That would be awesome DO IT JOHNNY ! The king and Johnny best role.

    • http://hotmail robyn k

      “WHAT?!”the HELL?! “PLANET?!” are YOU! “FROM?!”,…GIVE US ALL A”BREAK!!!”,”LINDSEY?!” DEPP?!” LOL!,OMG!!,”WHAT?!” A “JOKE?!” “YOU!” ARE!!” Honey!,NOW THAT WE’ALL had A “AHEM!!” “GOOD!!” “LAUGH??!!”,…can “WE?!” BE “FRIENDS?!”,…How’s Your “HOUSE!” “ARREST!!”GOING?!GOOD?!,… GLAD!!! to “HEAR!” “IT!!!” We’ALL can “SLEEP!!” “GREAT!!” Tonight!,”Knowing?!” “THAT?!!” Me?!,…Oh!,…I’ll have “A”Astral!!” “Visitor!!”,…like I ALWAYS DO!!!,…GUESS??!! “WHO??!!”,…Hee!!!,Hee!!!! (See picture Above!!!) Y’all “Must Be?!” from “Houston!!!”,…”Where?!” “They!!” Definately!!! have “PROBLEMS!!” GLAD I’M NOT!!!,…I just “LIVE!!” HERE!!!,UNFORTUNATLY!!!,… but I “GET!” “BY!” with “Help!!” from “My!” “Friend!!!” (see Above Picture!)Ha!!!,Ha!!! Wait’ll “THEY!” get A “LOAD!!” of “ME!!!” I can be A “Beautiful!” “Dream!!!”,… or A “Worst!!” “Nightmare!!!”,…”Beauty!!” of “It!” ALL!!!,…”Is?!”,… Don’t live on “Elm Street!!”,…”21 Jump Street!”,Either!!!,…Just Lots of “Street!” “Sense!!!”

  • http://lindsey150765@hotmail.co.uk LINDSEY DEPP

    JOHNNY DEPP WOULD BE ABSOUTLEY BRILLIANT AS ELVIS, HE IS SO VERSTILE, AND BEING AMERICAN HE COULD PULL IT OFF NO PROBLEM, AS HE’S DONE IN ALL HIS FILMS, AND I’D LIKE TO PLAY HIS GIRLFRIEND,

  • son of brad

    I think charlie sheen should play elvis, he is the only person in the world who could out party elvis.

  • Mary

    I like Johnny Depp, he is a great actor and I DO think he could slip into Elvis’ character quit well. I wonder if the movie in question in which Depp wants to play Elvis, is a spin off from the book “Elvis What Happened?” What’s the bid deal anyway? When there are other movies about Elvis’ dark side such as the movie “Elvis and Me”, when Elvis allegedly raped Priscilla. Linda Thompson showed the dark side of Elvis nearly dying of an over dose from uppers and downers, and using his hotel as a shooting range. I hope Johnny Depp does take on the challenge. I would like to see how Elvis was as a human being, and not as a Godlike figure as some want to keep him as.

  • http://hotmail robyn k

    My “Sixth Sense!” NEVER “steers!” Me “Wrong?!”,… although!,on “Somethings!” I wish “It!” would?!”,…Rest assured!!,My Dears!!!,..”This!” isn’t “One!” of “Them!!!” Johnny ADORES!!! Elvis!!!,…So does His Mom!!!,Betty Sue!!!,… Elvis & His Mother,”Gladys!” were VERY CLOSE!!!,… “That!” was Elvis’s “FAVE GIRL!!!,…& Betty Sue is Johnny’s!!!,… Two ABSOULUTY BEAUTIFUL WOMEN!!!,… Full of Such Charm!,Grace!,Personality! & the like!!!,…& each of Them having Such “Beautiful!” “Baby Boys!!!” Betty Sue is SOO FUNNY!!!,”Where?!!” do You “Think?!” Johnny got His “Comical Charm & Wit!” from?!,…but can be “Serious!” when needed!!!

  • http://hotmail robyn k

    So!,… “ANYBODY!!” don’t like “Mama’s Boys?!”,…I’ll “Moon!!” Ya!!!,…Dare ANYBODY to call Michael Jackson a “Mama’s Boy?!”,…YEAH!,You heard right?!,…Michael Jackson!!!,…There isn’t ENOUGH!!! of Sweet!,Sexy!,Passionate!,Romantic!,Meek!,Mild-Mannered!,Kinda “Shy! & Coy!” “Gentleman!!” like Johnny & “The Rest!” “Why?!” do You “Think?!” SOO MANY! Girls want to be with Johnny?!,…For “ALL!!!” THE “WRONG!!!” “REASONS!!!”,…of Course!& “OTHER GUYS!!” try to “CLONE!!” HIM?!!! If I was with Him?!,… I’d “Pamper!”,”Spoil Him Rotten!”& “Take Care!!” of Him!!! like a “REAL!” “TRUE!” “WOMAN!!!” SHOULD!!!,…NOT just “SEXUAL!!!”,… “ANY!”,…cough!!!,… “WOMAN!” can do “THAT!!!”,… I LOVE to Cook & Bake!!!,… & I put “TRUE LOVE!!!” into “EVERYTHING!!!” I do!!!,…Out of LOVE!!!,…I LOVE Him for “THE MAN!!!” & “PERSON!!!” He “IS!!!”,…”INSIDE!!”& “OUT!!!”,NOT “THE ACTOR!!!”,DON’T CARE ABOUT”THAT!!” or His “Money!!”,how much He’s Got?!,& “What?!” he’d buy or get Me!!!,..THAT’S HIS CHOICE!!!,”IF?!” I’ve got & can make My “OWN!!!” I’m A “People Pleaser!!” & “Helper!!!”,… ALWAYS have been! & ALWAYS WILL BE!!! If I can “Help!”,”Inspire!”,”Love!” & have That Person have A “Place!” in “Their Heart & Soul!!” for Me, & Is “NOT AFRAID!!!” to “LET “IT!” SHOW! & “TELL!” THE “WHOLE WORLD!!”about “It?!”,… “THAT’S SOO! “PRICELESS!!” to Me!!! Can’t Buy!! “THAT!!!” I rather “GIVE!!!”,…”ME!” & “OF “ME!!!”,….THAN “RECEIVE!!!” Receiving is Sweet!!!,… but “GIVING!!!” of “YOURSELF!!”,…from “THE HEART & SOUL!”,TRULY!!!, like Johnny does!!! & “OTHERS!!” Before & “AFTER!!! Him!!!,…Well!!!,…Next Time You See one of Johnny’s “Movies!” or “Pictures!” of “HIM!!”,…Take Time Out To REALLY LOOK at HIM!!! & Stop & “REALLY!” “SMELL!!” “THE “ROSES!!” HE “OFFERS!!!” YOU!!!, or “ANYBODY!!” for “THAT!” “MATTER!!!”ANYBODY can be “THE “MAN!” IN “THE MIRROR!!!”,..”It!” just takes A “Little “Effort!!”,…& “TRUE!!” “HEART!” & “SOUL”!!!, “SOUL!” Searching!!,Too!!!I didn’t have MUCH! of a “Childhood!” to “Speak!”of?!,Either!,My Mother had Atlzheimer’s & MS when She was a Young Woman & at a “Time!” in Life where There was NO MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE of “IT!!” like NOW!! In & Out of hospitals when Me & My Older Sister,Lori were Young kids,going thru & seeing “LOTS!!” of “TRAMATIC!!” “THINGS!!” happening to Her that kids aren’t supposed to”See!” at “THAT!” “AGE!!” ’till I turned 11 & She went in a Nursing Home for 33 yrs.,until She passed away April 9,2009. I don’t want A “PITY PARTY!!!”,…just saying “THIS!!” to give Y’all a “PICTURE!!” of “WHAT?!” I went “THRU!!” growing up in Milwaukee,… & “LOOK!” at “ME!”,NOW?!,…LOTS OF “THINGS!” in “LIFE!”We have “NO CONTROL!!” over!,…NO MATTER! “WHAT?!” WE “DO?!” OR “SAY?!” I “SURVIVED!!”,… “STILL!” AM!!! KEEP ON!!,KEEPING ON!!!In “THIS!” “WORLD!” WE LIVE IN!,NOW!!!,…We are SOOO QUICK!!! to “CLOSE OFF!!!” OUR HEARTS!,SOULS! & MINDS!!!,…& be VERY “NARROW!” & SHALLOW!!” to ANYONE!!! & EVERYTHING!!!,… NOT trying to “WALK!!” in “THEIR SHOES!!”To REALLY GET to “Know?!” “THEM!!!” & “TAKE!” “THEM!” for “GRANTED!!!” Don’t “Know?!” “WHAT?!” YOU GOT!!!,…”TIL “IT’S!!” & “THEY’RE!!” “GONE!!!”,…or “You “Wish!”& Pray!!! “They!” “COULD “BE!!” “THERE!!!” WITH YOU!!! OR “BE!” “THE “PERSON!” THEY “ONCE!” “WAS!!!” This ain’t “A “PERFECT!” “WORLD!!”,…WITH “PERFECT!” “PEOPLE!!”

  • Beverly

    robyn k sounds manic! just what is he/she trying to say?

  • JT

    You ok there robyn k?
    Sounding a bit weird what with your CAPS LOCK and overuse of punctuation.

  • http://gallego505@msn.com Lydia Rose

    Thats a good choice for Johnny Depp to play Elvis. Kurt Russell did a good Job as Elvis. They should remake the movie Viva Las Vegas and Joaquin Phoenix play Elvis and have Jullian Huff play Ann Margaret

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002048537468 Phoenix Eagle

    how could johnny dep play elvis looks nothing like him..plus he can’t sing a note.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carrielove90 Carrie Love

    Phoenix, Johnny Depp will proberly do what Johnathan Rys Myers done in ELVIS (2005) Mime to the songs

    • Anonymous

      I think its better to mime, after all no one can sing like Elvis and we get to hear the real thing in the film! Thats the way it ought to be in my opinion.