Johnny Depp Goes Spanish In “Pancho Villa”

Johnny Depp is in advanced negotiations to star as Mexican revolutionary hero Pancho Villa in the Spanish-language biopic “Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman with Six Fingers” reports Variety.

Based on James Carlos Blake’s biographical novel, the story follows the early 20th-century bandit who became a guerilla fighter and a hero to the poor and later an iconic historical figure.

Depp will act in Spanish in the film, as will Salma Hayek who is also in advanced talks to co-star

Gordan Mihic adapted the script and Serbian director Emir Kusturica is set to helm, but filming won’t begin until 2011 due to Depp’s busy schedule.