American actor Johnny Depp has reportedly began negotiations to play rocker Ozzy Osbourne in a film about his life.

Depp, who recently starred in 'Secret Window' and last summer's blockbuster 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl', is the first choice of Osbourne and his wife, Sharon.

Sharon Osbourne told Kerrang! Magazine that nothing is 100% certain but that Osbourne was taking to Depp about the role.

In the same interview she also hinted that her husband might retire in a few years.