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Johnny Depp is Delving Into the Book Business

Johnny Depp is Delving Into the Book Business

Johnny Depp likes books. And he’s putting his name and time on the line to help run a publishing imprint named after his production company, Infinitum Nihil (“nothing is forever”) at HarperCollins publishers. 

Depp’s already got a big billing on the roster:  Bob Dylan has signed on with “The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan,” adapted from interviews with best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley.  Dylan’s collection, aimed for 2015, marks the singer-songwriter’s attempt to set the record straight about his life and music.  

Depp’s previous ventures in publishing involved other rock star tie-ins.  In 2010, he brilliantly narrated half of the audio edition of Keith Richard’s memoir, “Life.”  Depp also enjoyed a literary relationship with close friend Hunter S. Thompson, who he has played in several movies.  Depp starred in film adaptations of Thompson’s novel “The Rum Diary” and his cult-classic nonfiction piece “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” as well as narrating Alex Gibney’s “Gonzo” doc and penning the intro to Thompson’s memoir, “Gonzo.”

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