World famous Hollywood star, Johnny Depp, has signed a deal with TaTaTu, a new cryptocurrency oriented platform which focuses on providing social entertainment. The platform uses tokens to reward their users as payment for interaction with the content curated by them, for example, movies and games. Depp according to The Hollywood Reporter‘s announcement, Depp will be working alongside Andrea Iervolino, a businessman, entrepreneur, and movie producer, and also the Founder and CEO of TaTaTu. He also handles the AMBI Media Group with Monica Bacardi.
Johnny Depp, had in the past founded Infinitum Nihil, a production company, which will now be used for the creation of movies and content for the platform. They have already started the entire process together, and a film, “Waiting for the Barbarians” based on a novel by author J.M. Coetzee is scheduled for shooting later this month. It will be produced by Iervolino and his production company (AMBI), as per reports from The Hollywood Reporter.
About this entire deal, Iervolino said,
“Johnny has the ability to conceptualize material in a way that few can, and is unburdened of conventional industry formulas that dictate the projects that get made, traditionally… As we make strides to embrace disruptiveness, Johnny will be a key collaborator with us and we are tremendously excited to back his visions and instincts on stories to bring to life.”
Depp also expressed a tremendous excitement and said,
“In this era of democratized entertainment, I admire the imaginative ethos of Andrea and look forward to collaborating together in a liberating, progressive manner that will befit the principals of our respective entities.”
TaTaTu which was launched only six months ago has been taking great strides towards progress and is currently working on a Lamborghini biopic to star Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin, a documentary project with Jeremy Renner and a film titled The Sound of Freedom starring Jim Caviezel and Mira Sorvino.
For Depp, an incredibly talented actor with nominations for three Oscars and nine Golden Globe awards and one Golden Globe award win and ten People’s Choice Awards, this partnership will be a new avenue for success.