Actor Johnny Depp has signed with cryptocurrency-based media platform TaTaTu for an undisclosed number of movies.
Depp, now world-renowned for his character in Pirates of the Caribbean plus a number of box office successes including Edward Scissorhands, had been previously linked with a biopic of cryptocurrency billionaire and New York Mellon Corporation family member Matthew Mellon. His investment into XRP turned into a $1-billion fortune before his death in April 2018 due to the consumption of a hallucinogenic drink, ayahuasca.
It appears that this deal is going ahead, however, and the company which calls itself the Netflix of blockchain must be feeling that the acquisition of such a major star somewhat of a coup.
TaTaTu raised over $500 million in its ICO launch earlier this year and is now gaining popularity as a platform which rewards users for watching content, sharing its advertising revenue via TTU tokens which enable customers to upload more content. The tokens can be traded for fiat on some exchanges. CEO Andrea Lervolino who also runs AMBI media stated:
“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.”
The new company has been attempting to acquire major stars since its ICO and is currently working on a Lamborghini biopic to star Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin, as well as another movie and two documentaries. Depp was clearly happy to be associated with the crypto-based company and his own deal with them commenting:
“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.”
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