Based on the trailer, the plot of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is about Johnny Depp, playing the character of Captain Johnny Depp, facing off against Javier Bardem as a character named Captain Armando Salazar. But according to a blog post by PotC:DMTNT co-writer Terry Rossio (via Screen Rant), Javier Bardem’s villain character was originally written as a woman. And the reason that character is no longer a lady is because Johnny Depp didn’t want it that way.
The Hollywood Reporter published an exposé yesterday on Johnny Depp’s ongoing money woes and his legal battle against his former business management company, The Management Group. Maybe “exposé” is the wrong word here, since we already know so many messy details of Johnny’s life and alleged choices. It’s more like The Hollywood Reporter pointed to the mess in the corner and went “Okay, so that’s still there. But look, it appears there’s a new layer of grime on it!”
The latest addition to Johnny’s story has to to with his time on the set of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Dead men may tell no tales, but there seems to be a whole lot of people from the set who were willing to.
Johnny Depp is still battling his former management company, The Management Group, over millions of his missing dollars. Johnny is suing TMG for mismanaging his money, TMG counter-sued Johnny and accused him of blowing through his money like a rich idiot. Johnny slapped back at TMG by telling The Wall Street Journal he can spend his money on as much stupid shit as he wants. TMG recently added to the list of stupid things Johnny spends money on, as well as an armchair diagnosis of why he spends like he does. Is it Acute Millionaireitus? Someone get psychology expert Dr. Phil on the line.
No, Johnny Depp isn’t blaming someone else for why his hair, face, teeth, and body usually appear to have been smeared with a thick layer of grease and grime. This all has to do with the financial fight he’s been waging for a couple months against his former business management company, The Management Group.
Johnny Depp’s ex-business mangers claimed in court papers that he’s going broke because he pisses away $2 million a month on private jets, $30,000 worth of fine wines and a giant staff to take care of his many, many houses. So naturally, when the gold in your money vault is shrinking, the smart thing to do is to spend an ass load of money on building completely necessary underground tunnels between your houses. Ridiculous rich fucks are just like us! I too use underground tunnels (read: me with my bedspread covering my head and body) to visit my many properties (read: to go from bed to kitchen to bathroom to bed again) so that my neighbor (read: my dog) can’t see me.
Shortly after the film Mortdecai stunk up movie theaters in 2015, there was talk that it shook Johnny Depp so much that he was strongly considering firing his longtime agent Tracey Jacobs. Johnny was allegedly sick of all the box office bombs, and he wanted a fresh start with some new representation. Johnny did eventually fire Tracey after 28 years and left United Talent Agency for CAA in October 2016. Neither Johnny nor UTA gave a reason for why he decided to switch; UTA simply wished him well and good luck in his future endeavors. Well, Page Six seems to think they’ve gotten to the bottom of the mystery of why Johnny left Tracey and UTA.