It appears as though Michael Keaton will replace Johnny Depp in a movie about John McAfee titled King of The Jungle. McAfee confirmed the news in a Tweet, and stated that he had personally lobbied against Deep playing him in the movie, which has been described as more of a dark comedy than a biopic. McAfee also stated wanting Morgan Freeman for the role, but the actor refused.
McAfee has made quite a name for himself in the blockchain space, making some of the most outlandish predictions and bets concerning the value of Bitcoin. The movie, which focuses on his blurry time in Belize, will hopefully touch upon his current status as one of blockchain’s mainstream figures.
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— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) October 27, 2018
The film currently does not have a distributor, but already has financing from Conde Nast Entertainment, Zaftig Films, MadRiver pictures, and Endurance Media. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who directed 2009 black comedy film I Love You, Philip Morris, are attached to the project, as well.
Name: Michael Keaton Playing John McAfee in ‘King of the Jungle’ Film
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