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Will Johnny Depp Star In Beatles Biopic?

Johnny Depp The Beatles longest cocktail party biopic film

They're the greatest pop/rock band in music history, yet somehow there haven't been a whole lot of films about The Beatles. No, Across the Universe does not count.

But that's about to change as Michael Winterbottom takes the helm of The Longest Cocktail Party. The film, which is based on the Richard DiLello book, showcases the most crucial moments in the band's career between 1967 and 1970.

Michael is also set to produce it with Andrew Eaton. But the whole project was given birth by the original producer and Oasis front-man Liam Gallagher. It was his idea to turn the book into a movie, and it is also his idea to cast Johnny Depp as Derek Taylor, the band's publicist.

Unfortunately, Andrew is feeling some creative differences there. He's not sure Johnny would be the best fit for the role, saying:

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Liam Gallagher Making Beatles Movie, Wants Johnny Depp For Lead!

liam gallagher wants johnny depp for his beatles movie

Last we heard from former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher, he was talking smack about Radiohead's latest release The King of Limbs.

Now, it appears that Liam has decided to spend his time in a more productive manner, because he's working on a Beatles movie about "the Fab Four's company Apple Corps," which will be based on the Richard DiLello book The Longest Cocktail Party.

Liam's got VERY ambitious plans for this project, and he wants Johnny Depp to star as the Beatles' long-time publicist Derek Taylor.

Here's what Liam had to say about it:

"Derek Taylor was a dude. He's up there with Lennon. The film script is done. It's gonna blow people's minds, man. I'm just waiting to find out when we choose the actors."

"I want Johnny Depp to play Derek Taylor. It's got Johnny Depp written all over it, man."

Guess we'll see if this project piques Johnny's interest. We know that Depp's already got LOTS of projects on the horizon, such as Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger, and inevitably more Pirates flicks…but who knows? Maybe Liam will luck out and Johnny will say yes!

What do U think about this project? Is Johnny right for the role?

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