Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp for My American Lover

Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp are in talks to star together in a film about feminist writer Simone De Beauvoir.


The French singer turned actress was rumoured to be in line for the role of De Beauvoir in My American Lover; she has has now revealed that her partner Depp is in negotiations to play her lover Nelson Algren:


“They’re still writing the script but the idea would be amazing because it’s such a beautiful story. You only know when you’re really actually shooting.”


The pair were previously cast together in Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote, but the ill-fated project was never completed.


“We’ve had plenty of opportunities to work together,” Paradis explained. “But I don’t know that I could do it… It’s something that we don’t look for, otherwise it would’ve happened many times.


“My American Lover came along and it might happen just because the story is great and why not if we can, but we don’t push things. Playing in front of one of the best actors in the world that we have and someone I know so well will be challenging.


“That’s why we don’t run after it. But I don’t know… why not?”