'Funny Or Die' 2016: Johnny Depp Plays Donald Trump In Biopic [VIDEO]


Johnny Depp is a variety! The actor has played a loopy pirate in Pirates of The Caribbean, a mad hatter in Alice in Wonderland and a demon barber in Sweeney Todd. But will he be a convincing Donald J. Trump?

The humor website Funny or Die on Wednesday began streaming a 50-minute comedy that finds Mr. Depp portraying the businessman turned politician. The role was kept as a secret for months - a no small task in Hollywood - Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie was released to coincide with Mr. Trump's victory on Tuesday in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary.

"It was a crazy, completely nuts idea that somehow we pulled off," said Adam McKay, a co-founder of Funny or Die, which also counts Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow as principal partners and produces exclusive material that often features well-known stars. Mr. McKay, the director of The Big Short, which is a contender for best picture at the coming Academy Awards, added that the site's newest skewering of Mr. Trump will "with any luck" annoy the presidential hopeful.

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