Actor Johnny Depp has reportedly been approached by the Warner
Bros. to play the lead role in the screen-adaptation of 2002 novel
'Carter Beats the Devil'. He has been offered to portray the
character of a magician in the film.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star is being offered the
role of Charles Carter, a magician who creates grandest illusion of
his career. But Johnny Depp, who always loved to act in offbeat
films, is yet to sign on the dotted line.
Reports say that the discussion is in the early stages and it is
too early to say whether the actor would agree to star in the film
or not. It also adds that Johnny Depp is fully busy with his
upcoming projects like 21 Jump Street, Dark Shadows and
The Lone Ranger.
Even if he agrees to act in 'Carter Beats the Devil', Johnny
Depp has to finish his signed projects before starting the film,
say reports. However, the production house has started searching
for a director for the upcoming film.