Johnny Depp to Star in ‘The Carnival at the End of Days’ as Satan

Johnny Depp has officially landed the role of Satan in his next cinematic venture, confirmed by director Terry Gilliam. In an interview with French publication Premiere, Gilliam, known for directing iconic films like ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail,’ ’12 Monkeys’ and ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,’ spilt the beans on his upcoming project titled ‘The Carnival at the End of Days.’

Alongside Depp, Jeff Bridges is set to portray God. Additionally, Adam Driver and Jason Momoa are on board, though their roles remain shrouded in mystery for now.

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Gilliam described the film as a comedy with a twist, where God decides it’s time to hit the reset button on humanity, leaving Satan unexpectedly in the role of the reluctant saviour. According to Gilliam, Satan’s motivation stems from his concern about job security in the afterlife – after all, what’s hell without souls to torment?

The director cheekily hinted that the movie would likely ruffle a few feathers, stating it would be “very funny for those who like to be offended.” Filming is scheduled to kick off in January 2025, promising a blend of humour and controversy.

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This collaboration marks yet another reunion between Gilliam and Depp, who previously worked together on projects such as ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ and ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.’ Similarly, Bridges, who has a history with Gilliam through ‘The Fisher King,’ joins the ensemble cast.