Johnny Depp is set to play John McAfee in upcoming biopic

John McAfee is one of the most interesting man in America. Okay! That is debatable, but very few people have had the crazy life that this Millionaire entrepreneur has.

He is the founder of the antivirus software company McAfee, and ran the company until 1994. The company was sold to Intel in 2011, and was renamed to Intel Security. McAfee was also a person of interest in a murder that took place in Belize involving an American citizen. In the most recent presidential election he ran for president on the Libertarian party ticket and was one their top three candidates in their primaries.

This dude has a life that is made for the big screen.

Very few actors can play an eccentric, drug using millionaire and Johnny Depp is the man. This wouldn’t be the first time he would play an oddball celebrity, after he portrayed writer Hunter S. Thompson in the 1990’s classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Most people would be ecstatic to find out that Depp is the person to represent them in a movie. He is Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissor Hands, and is one of those Hollywood superstars known around the world.

Well in truth McAfee has hinted he is not too excited of Depp’s upcoming portrayal of him, and would prefer it if Morgan Freeman plays him in the movie. His reasoning for his choice of Freemon is clear and concise, and explains it during an interview with Newsweek.

“I have been frequently compared to Hunter S. Thompson and I have seen Depp’s magnificent portrayal of Thompson… I think Depp is as good as Javier Bardem, John Turtorro, Mickey Rourke, or Morgan Freeman (to play the part). I am not joking about the latter. I pray for a time when the skin tone is not a factor in character choice. From what I know of Freeman, his character closest matches mine.”

The movie is called King of the Jungle, and will supposedly be about the time Wired writer Joshua Davis visited McAfee in his compound, where he hid from authorities. It’s a rumor that McAfee was doing drugs, and surrounding himself with teenagers in bikinis.

The movie is set to be directed by the directing team that brought us Bad Santa, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. And will be written by the two writers who won acclaim for their Netflix miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Scott Alexander and Larry Karzewski.

This are all the details of the movie that are currently available.

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