Johnny Depp along with Initial Entertainment Group have gathered forces to option the nonfiction book “The Bomb in My Garden,” written by Iraq’s top nuclear scientist Mahdi Obeidi and People magazine foreign correspondent Kurt Pitzer.
The film, based on the book, will tell the story of how, after Saddam Hussein’s capture, Obeidi tried to turn himself and his secrets over to the U.S., only to find the CIA and other government agencies didn’t believe him. The journo hatched a scheme to get Obeidi and his family out of the country before he was killed by insurgents who wanted to silence him. Obeidi gave over secrets that included a uranium enrichment device he buried in his yard.
Word on whether Depp will be starring or just producing was not made available, but you can check out Depp on DVD in the coming days as Finding Neverland hits the shelves on March 22nd, get more here.