Johnny Depp is not only doing concerts and acting now. The actor will soon be wearing the director’s hat for his second film. Depp will be helming a biographical drama about Italian artist and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. Titled, Modigliani, the film will be set in the 1916 Paris era. Not just that, Al Pacino has joined hands to produce the film.
Modigliani is inspired by American playwright Dennis ‘National Anthems’ McIntyre’s play that goes by the same name. The script now has been adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski. The film “long considered by himself a critical and commercial failure, navigates a turbulent and eventful 48 hours that will become a turning point in his life, ultimately solidifying his reputation as an artistic legend,” added the makers.
Speaking of the same, Depp told Variety, “The saga of Mr. Modigliani’s life is one that I’m incredibly honored and truly humbled, to bring to the screen. It was a life of great hardship, but eventual triumph — a universally human story all viewers can identify with.”
Depp’s foray into direction is being perceived as an attempt to resume a career in showbiz after an involuntary hiatus in Hollywood. Apart from this film, he is left with only European projects. Depp will also be seen in French filmmaker Maiwenn’s upcoming film, Jeanne du Barry .
The film is a historical romance drama about a royal’s concubine, where Depp will essay the role of the controversial King Louis XV. This will be Depp’s first major acting role since the 2020 independent film Minamata,
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