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Johnny Depp not Pancho Villa, Gael Garcia Bernal and Benicio Del Toro eyeing part

02.22.2011
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It's no surprise that with so many plates spinning, one of them had to fall eventually. Johnny Depp was previously attached to play the lead in Emir Kusturica's (deep breath) THE SEVEN FRIENDS OF PANCHO VILLA AND THE WOMAN WITH SEVEN FINGERS, but now he's had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts with his zillion other projects.

It's a big loss for the film, as it will likely receive considerably less attention with Depp's departure, but it does open the door for an actor who is actually of Latino descent to take on the role.

The two frontrunners are now Benicio Del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal, both of whom have played Che Guevara at one point in their careers. Playing a different type of revolutionary is probably not too much of a stretch for either of them, and I actually would have liked to see what Depp did with the role.

Who do you think would be better suited for the part? The gritty Del Toro or the suave Bernal?

Extra Tidbit: Looking forward to seeing how that title will fit on a DVD spine.
Source: Blic Online

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8:10AM on 02/23/2011
Antonio Banderas' TV movie about Pancho Villa was pretty good. Del Toro would probably work in the role.
Antonio Banderas' TV movie about Pancho Villa was pretty good. Del Toro would probably work in the role.
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3:02AM on 02/23/2011
1. title has to be edited,period. 2. Del Toro! I think I would like to see this film made now. 3.Depp IMO, is a lil' too "high brow" for this project.
1. title has to be edited,period. 2. Del Toro! I think I would like to see this film made now. 3.Depp IMO, is a lil' too "high brow" for this project.
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2:39PM on 02/22/2011
Gael would be fine by me.
Gael would be fine by me.
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1:02PM on 02/22/2011
Del Toro is the man, that's all I have to say about that.
Del Toro is the man, that's all I have to say about that.
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