Set to begin production this year is King Of The Jungle (working title), based on a Wired article, with Johnny Depp as fugitive antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee. No distributor was attached at time of writing.
Thanks for letting us know, lazy! Oh well, this might've been fun. On the other hand, it looks like he's got several intriguing projects coming up, not to mention Fantastic Beasts, so it's probably just as well he doesn't overdo himself!
I'm going to move this to Film Projects that once involved Johnny, so folks can continue to follow the production if they want to.
I am kind of glad he isn't taking on the role. He has a few projects in the pipeline including hopefully FB3, with those and Hollywood Vampires it's quite a lot. I can't wait to see what he does as Colonel Joll in Waiting for the Barbarians. I re-read the book recently with him in mind and can see him acing it.