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First look of Johnny Depp as war photographer at Cannes is out

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The first look of the 'Pirates of the Carribean' as a is out. Depp has been joined by Japanese to feature in the drama 'Minamata'.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the drama which is being directed by witnesses Depp essaying the character of acclaimed W. Eugene Levitas directs from a screenplay by David K. Kessler, who adapted the book by and his wife,

The film also stars Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, and

The redemptive thriller sees Smith (essayed by Depp) take on a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, Japan, in 1971. With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. But an old friend and a commission from (Nighy) convinces him to journey back to to expose a big story: the devastating annihilation of a coastal community.

Depp is producing the drama via his Infinitum Nihil banner, along with and Levitas under his Metalwork Pictures banner and Jason Forman, Stephen Deuters, Peter Watson, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Gabrielle Stewart, Stephen Spence, Peter Touche, Norman Merry, and are executive producers.

HanWay is handling international sales and distribution on Minamata, which will continue in CAA will handle U.S. rights.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 19:56 IST