Johnny Depp in Talks for Edgar Wright-Directed Neil Gaiman Adaptation ‘Fortunately, the Milk’

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Johnny Depp is currently in negotiations to star and produce Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk, with Edgar Wright (The World’s End) directing the adaptation. The bestseller, aimed at children 8 and up, is described as a “story of time travel and breakfast cereal,” featuring illustrations by Skottie Young (Marvel Comics, L. Frank Baum’s Oz books). “Wright would helm the film, which is intended to be a live-action/animation hybrid which will have a script by Bret McKenzie, the writer known as being one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords,” THR reports. “It starts out with a father who goes to the store to buy some milk and returns with wild tales of aliens, space-time travel, pirates and more.” Where there’s whimsy, there’s Depp — so no shocker there. Wright will surely add the tongue-in-cheek subtly implied in Gaiman’s tale. “Ah, Hollywood leaks. In this case, accurately… #fortunately,” tweeted Gaiman of the news.