LATEST: OSCAR nominee Johnny Depp has begun negotiations over starring as rocker Ozzy Osbourne in a forthcoming biopic.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL hunk is the former BLACK SABBATH singer and wife SHARON's first choice to take on the coveted role.

And the couple - who star in reality TV hit The Osbournes with children KELLY and JACK - are keen to get Depp to sign on for the role, but admit he is still not definitely committed to the project.

Ozzy says, "We're talking to Johnny but it's not 100 per cent yet."

23/06/2004 01:52