Endurance & MadRiver Launch Multi-Pic Deal With Johnny Depp’s ‘King Of The Jungle’ – Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE: After a successful collaboration on Peter Landesman’s Felt starring Liam Neeson, Endurance Media and MadRiver Pictures have inked a multi-picture co-financing and co-production deal. As part of the pact, Endurance and MadRiver will co-finance and co-produce three major titles, with the Johnny Depp-starrer King Of The Jungle to be the first film from the partnership.
MadRiver’s sales subsidiary IMR will handle foreign sales across the co-financed pictures.
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Johnny Depp to Play Silicon Valley Magnate in ‘King of the Jungle’

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Johnny Depp will play John McAfee, creator of the world’s first antivirus software, in the dark comedy “King of the Jungle,” TheWrap has learned.

Based on an article by Joshua Davis in Wired Magazine, “King of the Jungle” tells the story of how McAfee took the fortune he amassed from his successful software and fled the United States to Belize. A reporter for Wired flies south of the border for what he thinks will be a simple interview with McAfee, but instead gets pulled into the tycoon’s web of paranoia and violence.

IMR International will handle foreign sales at Cannes for the film, which is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Whisky Tango Foxtrot”) from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (“Ed Wood,” “People vs. O.J. Simpson”).

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Ficarra and Requa will also produce with Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler of Conde Nast Entertainment, Charlie Gogolak of Zaftig Films, and Joshua Davis for Epic Entertainment. MadRiver Picture’s Marc Butan and Epic’s Joshuah Bearman will executive produce.

Depp is next slated to appear in theaters in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” due out May 26. He is represented by CAA, who are also repping domestic rights for this film.

Alexander and Karaszewski are represented by CAA and attorney Christine Cuddy; Requa and Ficarra are represented by CAA and attorney Jeff Frankel; Condé Nast Entertainment is represented by CAA and attorney Ziffren Brittenham; and Davis is represented by UTA and attorney Linda Lichter.

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Johnny Depp To Be ‘King Of The Jungle’; IMR To Handle Foreign Sales At Cannes

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Johnny Depp will star in King of the Jungle, with IMR International handling foreign sales at Cannes and CAA repping domestic rights. The dark comedy, directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, is based on a Wired magazine story about tech magnate John McAfee.
King of the Jungle, from Condé Nast Entertainment, Zaftig Films, MadRiver Pictures, and Epic Entertainment, is based on Joshua Davis’ Wired article “John McAfee’s Last Stand” that chronicled the creator of the McAfee…