Friday, April 29, 2005

One degree from Johnny Depp!

So my weird revelation of the day is that I have suddenly found myself one degree from the lovely Johnny Depp, all because of this article I found at


Johnny Depp has just optioned the film rights to "The Bomb in My Garden: The Secrets of Saddam's Nuclear Mastermind."

Published by Wiley in 2004 and written by Iraq's top nuclear scientist Mahdi Obeidi and journalist Kurt Pitzer, it is considered the definitive account of Saddam Hussein's attempt to create a nuclear bomb to use against Israel and America. A paperback version will be released in fall 2005.

The well-rounded Depp, nominated for an Oscar for "Finding Neverland," has no fewer than seven films in production or post-production, among them, "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."


How did I stumble upon such a mind-boggling thing? Simply doing an online search of an old friend I haven't seen in a few years, but may see at a school reunion this Fall (Hey, Kurt! Will you be meeting us in Denmark?). My friend Kurt Pitzer seems to be doing quite well in his journalism pursuits since I saw him a few years back at a wedding. Since then, he got a huge scoop when he helped Mahdi Obeidi write his hot-topic memoir about Iraq's nuclear weapons program. That in itself is a journalistic gold star, but who'd a thunk that Johnny Depp would take an interest! Now let's just see if it ever gets made...


Vickie said...

You realize, of course, that this means the rest of us are only TWO degrees away from Johnny now.

Thanks Linda!

Linda said...

Actually, come to think of it, I guess that means I'm two degrees from Saddam Hussein. Didn't think of that! Yikes!

Jennifer said...

Oh man, to think that I always felt special because 21 Jump Street first aired on my 10th birthday.

Linda, you are a rock star.