Johnny Depp is in talks to star in an upcoming biopic of Pancho Villa, titled Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman With Six Fingers. Villa was a Mexican Robin Hood of sorts, a thief to the rich and hero to the poor. I can easily see Depp in this part, but here's the twist — he'll be acting in Spanish.
Depp can pretty much handle any role that's thrown at him, but a foreign language biopic will definitely put his acting skills to the test. On a less surprising note, Salma Hayek is being eyed to play his costar. Filming won't start until 2011 due to Depp's other commitments, and if he pulls this one off, I dare say this sounds like an awards movie.
What's your take on Depp as Pancho? Think he can handle the Spanish?