Johnny Depp to modernize Shakespeare with new TV series
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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