Don't tell anyone. It's not a done deal yet, but I'm told the man who makes our hearts beat fast, aka Johnny Depp, is very close to signing on to an adaptation of Robert C. Wilson's gripping novel Crooked Tree.
The book has been described as Jaws meets The Exorcist. And that's accurate, if you also throw in Poltergeist. Yes, it's a dreamy, terrifying blend. Bears attack. A woman is possessed. Native American folklore is key. The book is riveting, I tell you.
Depp is a big fan of the book, a source tells E! Online, and he would be playing Axel Michelson, the husband of the woman who becomes possessed. Sounds good to me, and he'd better sign up already—Jeff Daniels, a close friend of the author, is also in the mix.
What do you think? Sound like a good fit for Johnny? Or is it time he does something, like, light 'n' fluffy? Sound off in the Comments.