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Johnny Depp set to star in biopic about Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan

The actor is a longtime friend of Shane's

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Johnny Depp is set to star in a new biopic about Shane MacGowan.

The upcoming film will follow the love story between the Pogues frontman and his long-term love Victoria Mary Clarke.

Irish actor Barry Keoghan has been cast to play Shane in the film, which was co-written by Victoria and director Maeve Murphy.

During a Q&A with fans on social media this week, Victoria said Johnny will be joining the cast too.

Victoria Mary Clarke and Shane MacGowan | VIPIRELAND.COM

When asked if the Pirates of the Caribbean star will be in the movie, she confirmed, “Johnny says he will play a part and we definitely want him!!!”

Johnny has famously been friends with Shane and Victoria since they met back in the 90s, and he even attended their wedding late last year in Copenhagen.

The famous actor also performed at Shane’s 60th birthday celebrations last year alongside Bono.

WENN.com