Johnny Depp has bought the rights to make a film about ROSCOE 'FATTY' ARBUCKLE, the actor at the centre of Hollywood's first sex scandal. The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor intends to tell the story of silent screen star Arbuckle, who was tried and acquitted for the horrific rape and murder of actress VIRGINIA RAPPE in 1921. Depp confided in BBC Radio London DJ JONO COLEMAN that he had set his sights on the lead role. Coleman says, "Johnny recommended I read I, FATTY, Arbuckle's fictional memoirs by Jerry Stahl. He told me he had bought the rights and I got the feeling he'd like to play the title role. But he hasn't got the figure."

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