Stuart Ford's IM Global has finally signed a first-look deal with Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company will be run by Depp and his longtime producing partner Christi Dembrowski as well as Sam Sarkar and Stephen Deuters.
In a statement, Ford said, "Johnny is, of course, a globally recognized superstar but, as importantly, we at IM Global love Infinitum Nihil's idiosyncratic and taste-driven view of the movie-making world and the unique brand that Johnny, Christi and their team have developed."
Adding, "We're building this relationship in order to generate great movies for the global audience with a like-minded creative partner, and with IM Global's reputation as a company that has enjoyed frequent success greenlighting bold films outside of the confines of the major studio system, I feel certain that our newly extended filmmaking partnership with Infinitum Nihil will be a fruitful one."
IM Global, whose most recent credits include Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' and Martin Scorsese's 'Silence,' is financing and co-producing Depp's next film, 'Richard Says Goodbye'.
Written and directed by Wayne Roberts, the film is set begin production this summer.
IM Global's relationship with Infinitum Nihil began last year when IM Global Television announced that it was developing a music-driven TV drama series about the legendary Muscle Shoals recording studio based on Rick Hall's autobiography 'The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey From Shame to Fame,' with Infinitum Nihil producing alongside Richard Branson's Virgin Produced.
Depp is currently in theaters with 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,' which has crossed the 600 million USD mark worldwide since its release last month.
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