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Spanish tango

Actor Johnny Depp and director Emir Kusturica will have to learn Spanish for an upcoming biopic titled Wild Roses, Tender Roses, based on Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, the filmmaker told Screen Daily.

entertainment Updated: Feb 08, 2010 00:56 IST

Actor Johnny Depp and director Emir Kusturica will have to learn Spanish for an upcoming biopic titled

Wild Roses, Tender Roses

, based on Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, the filmmaker told

Screen Daily

.



Kusturica — a Serbian director best known for

Underground

, winner of the top prize at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival — will begin shooting this new project starring Depp and Mexican actress Salma Hayek in 2011. It is scheduled for release a year later. “Believe it or not... Johnny and myself have to learn Spanish,” said Kusturica, who previously worked with the American actor on the 1993 film

Arizona Dream

. The film will be an adaptation of James Baker’s 1996 book

The Friends of Pancho Villa

.