Johnny Depp Is a Book Publisher Now
Depp Becomes a Publisher With His Own Imprint at HarperCollins
Johnny Depp, actor, musician and now book publisher. The Oscar-nominated fan favorite star is now the head of Infinitum Nihil Publishing, a new imprint at HarperCollins that will feature books developed by the actor.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star's first project under his new imprint will be The Unravelled Tales of Bob Dylan, which will feature interviews with Dylan conducted by history professor and award-winning author Douglas Brinkley.
Depp, who will seek to publish "authentic, outspoken and visionary" books with his imprint, is also planning to publish a novel by the late folk musician Woody Guthrie. Guthrie died in 1967, but the novel was found just recently.
Depp issued a statement as part of HarperCollins' announcement of the new venture, saying, "I pledge, on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, that we will do our best to deliver publications worthy of peoples' time, of peoples' concern, publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet.
"For this dream realized, we would like to salute HarperCollins for their faith in us and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship together."
Infinitum Nihil -- which means "nothing is forever" -- is also the name of Depp's movie production company.
As for his movie career, Depp will star in a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and will next be seen on the big screen in the summer 2013 western The Lone Ranger, where he plays Tonto to Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger.
Among the other more than a dozen projects Depp has in development as movies he'll star in and/or produce: a remake of The Thin Man, a movie about Paul Revere, a remake of The Night Stalker and a biopic of beloved children's author Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.