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Depp trades 'clown nose' for serious 'Transcendence'

Johnny Depp has abandoned flashy pirate gear, wigs and other "clown nose" costumes to plunge into the serious, even cerebral "Transcendence," a sci-fi thriller about nanotechnology. Known for his "Pirates of the Caribbean" dreadlocks, "Alice in Wonderland" top hat and "Lone Ranger" face paint, Depp slips into the less colorful role of a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a huge computer just before his death.

Johnny Depp assumes tech persona for "Transcendence"

Los Angeles, Apr 6 (EFE).- U.S. actor Johnny Depp, who admits that he is "an old-school guy," transforms himself into a tech semi-god in the new sci-fi film "Transcendence," the first project by Wally Pfister, the regular cinematography director for Christopher Nolan. "Bad things happen between technology and me all the time," the 50-year-old actor said during the film's presentation at a Beverly Hills hotel.

Johnny Depp confirms engagement to actress Amber Heard

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Johnny Depp is engaged to marry actress Amber Heard, who he calls "a Southern belle and sweet as can be and very good for me" in an interview with NBC's "Today" show to air on Friday. The 50-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor confirmed the news days after he was spotted wearing a woman's engagement ring on his left index hand, which set off speculation that he was to wed Heard.

Johnny Depp to star as gangster in 'Black Mass'

US star Johnny Depp will play notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the film "Black Mass", to be directed by Barry Levinson, the producers announced Saturday. The film recounts the fate of the godfather of Boston's underworld who became an FBI informant to get rid of a gangster rival but was eventually arrested in 2011. Adapted from a book by two Boston Globe journalists, "Black Mass" will be directed by Barry Levinson, who won an Oscar for best director in 1988 for "Rain Man."
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