Through Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and GK-TV, there will be a film chronicling the life of William Wilkerson!
William, or Billy, was the founder of the prestigious Hollywood Reporter. He gave birth to the entertainment newspaper on September 3, 1930, aiming to report on "today's film news today."
And he was a very active founder! Every day, he wrote the front-page editorial columns as well as serving as publisher and editor-in-chief.
Not only did he do that (for over thirty years), but he also pioneered what we know today as The Sunset Strip. Cafe Trocadero and Ciro's were his finest restaurant/nightclub creations.
He was also a wild gambler, garnering attention for his love of the dice. Soo… ya know what that means! Juice! Drama!
This film is set to air on Lifetime. No word yet on who will star (could Johnny really do Lifetime?? well we guess if the role is right.)
This sounds pretty interesting! We'd definitely watch, if only to learn about one of the major pioneers of entertainment news! What about U?
[Image via AP Images.]
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