Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp is set to play a stroke victim in a big
screen adaptation of JEAN-DOMINIQUE BAUBY's autobiography THE DIVING BELL AND
The story details Bauby's life before and after the stroke he suffered
nine years ago (95), at the age of 43, which left him completely paralysed
except for his left eye.
Bauby, who had to blink out his memoir letter by letter, died two days
after the book was published.
Julian Schnabel, who directed Hollywood blockbusters Before Night Falls
and BASQUIAT will direct the film.