Johnny Depp Returns to Directing with Modigliani Biopic, Al Pacino Co-Producing

Johnny Depp is returning both in front of and behind the camera.After a first look image of Depp transforming into King Louis Xv for “Jeanne du Barry,” The Hollywood Reporter announced the Oscar winner will be helming his second feature film, 25 years after Depp directed himself and Marlon Brando in 1997’s “The Brave.”Depp directs upcoming biopic “Modigliani” inspired by the life of painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, with the film co-produced by fellow Academy Award winner Al Pacino and Barry Navidi.

Based on a play by Dennis McIntyre and adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski (“The Pledge”), “Modigliani” focuses on two days in Paris that marked a watershed moment for Modigliani’s career in 1916.Production will begin in Europe in Spring 2023, with casting to be announced shortly.“The saga of Mr.

Modigliani’s life is one that I’m incredibly honored, and truly humbled, to bring to the screen,

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