Johnny Depp to direct his first movie in 25 years with Al Pacino as co-producer

Johnny Depp will direct the biographical film ‘Modigliani’ about the Italian artist.

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Less than a week after the media reported on the first film role of Johnny Depp in three years, The actor now has another project lined up, this time behind the camera.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Depp will direct the film ‘Modigliani’, a biopic about the Italian painter and sculptor, Amedeo Modigliani, a quarter-century after his last directing role since directing and starring opposite Marlon Brando in 1997’s “The Brave.”

It was also reported that the film will be co-produced by him along with veteran actor Al Pacino and Barry Navidi, and that production will begin in Europe in the spring of 2023.

‘Modigliani’ is based on a play by Dennis McIntyre and adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski. It follows 48 hours in the life of the painter and sculptor who, according to the outlet, would solidify “his reputation as an artistic legend.”

“The saga of the life of Mr. Modigliani is one that I am incredibly honored to bring to the screen. It was a life of great hardship, but ultimately triumph: a universally human story that all viewers can relate to,” Depp said, according to THR.

The cast of the film has not been revealed so far. It is also not sure if Depp will act in it..

‘Modigliani’ is Johnny Depp’s second major European-based projectas the actor is set to play King Louis XV in the upcoming film ‘Jeanne du Barry’.

As if that were not enough, Johnny has already relaunched his career as a musician after the defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard and it is even circulating that could return to the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise to play his now famous character, Gellert Grindelwald.

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