Johnny Depp in talks to play cryptocurrency billionaire

2018-07-26 08:38

Los Angeles - Hollywood icon Johnny Depp is being eyed for a role in an upcoming biopic about the late cryptocurrency billionaire Matthew Mellon, according to a report.

Mellon was an American businessman who inherited trusts worth $25m from his family.

He invested $2m of it in the cryptocurrency XRP and turned it into a $1bn fortune.

Mellon had an opioid addcition which cost him $100 000 a month.

In April this year Mellon was found dead in a hotel room in Cancun hours before he was scheduled to check into rehab. 

He died from a heart attack after taking ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic drink.

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