Johnny Depp's first look from 'Waiting for the Barbarians' is out, and he looks sinister
The actor plays the role of murderous Colonel Joll who leads an expedition of special forces to capture 'barbarians' beyond the frontier
Actor Johnny Depp who was last seen in 'Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald' will soon be seen in 'Waiting for the Barbarians', the film adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's novel of the same name.
The actor plays the role of a colonel and, in the first look, he is seen in a colonial outfit striding ahead of Mark Rylance. The film also stars Robert Pattinson in an important role.
Directed by Ciro Guerro, the film will depict the struggle between the oppressor and the oppressed and Depp will play the murderous Colonel Joll who leads an expedition of special forces to capture "barbarians" beyond the frontier. Those captured will later be tortured as punishment.
Pattinson, on the other hand, will play the role of warrant officer Mandel who is asked to replace the Magistrate (Rylance) accused of treason as he is assumed to have consorted with the barbarians.
Mandel will have to make a choice while he is being promoted to post of the Magistrate — to go with what is right or to be loyal to the Empire as its citizen. How Colonel Joll will influence Mandel's decision, and the role that the former Magistrate plays will, form the crux of the film.
Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group, Ievolino’s TaTaTu, as well as Michael Fitzgerald and Olga Segura produce the film which was mostly shot in North Africa and Europe. The film's post-production, according to the Hollywood Reporter, is currently taking place at Cannes.
After starring in multiple big-budget films including the Pirates franchise and 'Fantastic Beasts', Depp is returning to the realm of indie films with 'Waiting for the Barbarians' and another of his upcoming film titled 'Minamata'.
In this film, the first look of which was released earlier in the year, Depp will play war photographer W. Eugene Smith. The film follows Smith as he takes on a huge corporation in 1971 Japan. The corporation is responsible for poisoning people in the town of Minamata and the photographer is convinced by an editor to travel to Japan to expose 'the devastating annihilation of a coastal community'.