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Depp and Paradis to play lovers

Published 02/03/2010 | 10:00

Johnny Depp and girlfriend Vanessa Paradis are to play lovers in a new film, My American Lover. Photo: Getty Images
Johnny Depp and girlfriend Vanessa Paradis are to play lovers in a new film, My American Lover. Photo: Getty Images

Johnny Depp and girlfriend Vanessa Paradis are to play lovers in a new film, My American Lover.

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The Pirates Of The Caribbean star and the French singer and actress - who have been together for over 10 years and are parents to 10-year-old daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack, seven - will play American novelist Nelson Algren and French feminist philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir in the movie, according to The Playlist blog.

Johnny revealed: "It's called My American Lover - Vanessa plays the French feminist Simone de Beauvoir and I play her lover Nelson Algren, who is real macho."

My American Lover is thought to be based on de Beauvoir's book A Transatlantic Love Affair: Letters To Nelson Algren, a collection of correspondences she sent Algren in the late 1940s. The letters focus on their transatlantic affair and their travels together through Latin America in 1949.

The film will apparently be directed by Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom, whose film Dear John, starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, was No 1 at the box office when it opened in the US earlier this month, and who has also taken over sex-change drama The Danish Girl, starring Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow, from Let The Right One In's Tomas Alfredson.

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