According to Hollywood ReporterJohnny Depp will direct the biopic “Modigliani” about the life of the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. The film (co-produced by Depp, Al Pacino and Barry Navidi) is based on a play by Dennis McIntyre in which a self-pitying artist experiences a life-changing turning point and finally succeeds. thirsty for a stormy two-day period.
Modigliani is markedly different from Depp’s previous feature film, the brutally cynical The Brave (which tells the story of a man sacrificing his life to raise money for his family), although despite this tonal juxtaposition, Depp made it clear that he is very passionate about the project. “The saga of the life of Mr. Modigliani is one that I am incredibly flattered and truly humbled to bring to the screen,” he explained. “It was a life full of hardships, but in the end, triumph – a universal story that all viewers can identify with.”
The post indicated that filming for the film would begin in Europe in the spring of 2023 and that more information about the film’s cast would be revealed soon. Either way, it will certainly be interesting to see how the famous actor fares behind the camera so many years after his last directorial stint.