Johnny Depp is set to star in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s dark comedy “King of the Jungle” at Conde Nast Entertainment, Zaftig Films, MadRiver Pictures, and Epic Entertainment.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski penned the true story tale based on a Wired magazine article about tech magnate John McAfee, creator of the McAfee Antivirus software.
McAfee cashed-in his fortune, left civilization, and moved to the jungle in Belize – setting up a Colonel Kurtz-like compound of “guns, sex and madness.”
Once he arrives in Belize, he finds himself pulled into McAfee’s escalating paranoia, slippery reality, and murder. Ficarra, Requa, Dawn Ostroff, Jeremy Steckler, Charlie Gogolak and Joshua Davis will produce.