People: Jul. 19, 1999


Will history ever run out of real-life weirdos for JOHNNY DEPP to play? He has already taken on angoraphile filmmaker Ed Wood and gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Now it seems he may consider portraying the original cape man himself, Liberace. Depp's agent confirms only that the actor has read a script based on the flamboyant pianist's life, but a revised version is currently being overseen by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, with whom Depp worked on Ed Wood. The screenwriters, no strangers to eccentricity, have also penned biopics on Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and oddball comic Andy...

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