The story is set in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, which is a haven for organized crime and centers on five men of various ages working in the zone. Apparently only 2 of the men are the leads and actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Sean Penn and Jeremy Renner have previously been linked to the roles.
One problem for Depp could be schedule conflicts as he is preparing to start work in February on Dark Shadows for Warner Bros and Tim Burton, which is the same month Bigelow and Paramount aim to get started on Sleeping Dogs. Although “everyone will try over the next two weeks to make it possible for him to do both” according to Deadline so it may work out. If not i’m sure there will be another high profile actor waiting to jump on the Bigelow bandwagon.