Johnny Depp to modernize Shakespeare with new TV series
New scripted project will update the Bard's most famous plays
Shakespeare is getting an update courtesy of Johnny Depp.
The "Lone Ranger" star's production company Infinitum Nihil is behind a new TV series project that will see the Bard's most famous plays modernized for a 21st century audience, according to Deadline. The show will draw on characters and plotlines from the playwright's greatest works in service of a contemporary story.
Teaming with Infinitum Nihil is Swedish production company Yellow Bird - which produced the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" films - and Emmy-winning writer-producer Tom Fontana, who created the critically-acclaimed HBO prison series "Oz" as well as BBC America's currently-running period drama "Copper."
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