Liam Gallagher Wants Johnny Depp For Planned Beatles Biopic

By Sean O'Connell 2011-05-24 13:40:55discussion comments
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Everyone knows Johnny Depp modeled his Pirates of the Caribbean antihero Capt. Jack Sparrow after Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. But would Depp be willing to lend his considerable talents to a project centered around the Stonesí chief rock Ďní roll rival, The Beatles?

Only if Liam Gallagher gets his way. The former lead singer for the British outfit Oasis (which borrowed heavily from the Beatlesí songwriting book) is adapting a feature film based on Richard DiLello's 1973 memoir The Longest Cocktail Party. The book details the Beatlesí final days, exploring their relationship with the Apple Corps. label. Depp is being recruited to play Derek Taylor, the Beatlesí publicist at the time, according to Q Magazine.

Gallagher said that the script is finished, and is ďgonna blow peopleís minds.Ē He added that the part of Taylorís got Depp ďwritten all over it man.Ē

Given their cultural impact and rich rock history, Iím honestly surprised there have not been more movies made about The Beatles. Whole chapters could be written about the bandís early success, their drug-enhanced creative middle period, and -- of course -- their complicated finale. Iím unfamiliar with DiLelloís book, but am going in picking it up. Iím also interested in seeing what Gallagher and his production team can do with a Beatles biopic, of sorts, especially if Deppís involved.
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