Johnny Depp, long known for portraying unusual, quirky, and memorable characters onscreen, faces perhaps his most challenging role in an upcoming film. Depp will play a fifty-year old man born in Kentucky but raised in Florida. Few details of the project have yet been released, but speculation has begun as to the direction the versatile actor might go with the role. A spokesperson was recently quoted as saying that a wide range of facial prosthetics and elaborate costumes may come into play: "Johnny is committed to authenticity in all of his roles, whether that involves hair extensions, false teeth, or scissor hands."
Perhaps more intriguing is the accent Depp will use for the role. The actor appeared to be testing different voice affects during a recent late night interview, ranging between a deep Native American tenor and a melodic Irish brogue. Whatever direction Depp goes with the role, it will undoubtedly add another tool to his already formidable acting toolbox.