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Johnny Depp to Direct Biopic on Modi, Which Holds a Special Place in Al Pacino's Heart

  • Posted on May 13, 2023
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The celebrated actor, Johnny Depp, is all set to make his comeback as a director with the biopic titled "Modi," which revolves around the life of the renowned Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani

The celebrated actor, Johnny Depp, is all set to make his comeback as a director with the biopic titled "Modi," which revolves around the life of the renowned Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, fondly known as "Modi" among his acquaintances.

 

Depp will be co-producing the movie in association with Al Pacino and Barry Navidi.

 

The movie, scheduled to be presented to potential buyers at Cannes, has already finalized its cast. Riccardo Scamarcio will be playing the role of Modigliani, while Pierre Niney will portray the character of French artist Maurice Utrillo.


 

The movie, scheduled to be presented to potential buyers at Cannes, has already finalized its cast. Riccardo Scamarcio will be playing the role of Modigliani, while Pierre Niney
Before returning to the silver screen for Maiwenn's Jeanne du Barry, Johnny Depp is ready to announced hid first directorial effort in 25 years for Modi.


Additionally, Al Pacino will be seen in the role of art collector Gangnat. The film will be shot in Budapest, and production is expected to commence later this autumn.

 

Adapted from Dennis McIntyre's theatrical production titled "Modigliani," the movie has been penned down by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski. The plot is centered around a 48-hour timeline and narrates the story of Modigliani, who is trying to put an end to his artistic career and escape the city. However, the protagonist faces obstacles in the form of a police chase.

 

The protagonist seeks counsel from his friend and art dealer, Leopold Zborowski, but his life takes an unexpected turn when he encounters a collector who could change his life forever.

 

The film chronicles the life of the painter and sculptor in Paris in 1916 and portrays how a tumultuous 48-hour period marked a significant turning point in his life, cementing his status as a legendary artist.

 

Johnny Depp, who is producing the movie under his European production company IN.2 Films, is enthusiastic about presenting this "universally human story" to the audience. Despite the high-profile legal feud with his former spouse Amber Heard, Depp is optimistic about the film's prospects and is looking forward to his comeback in the film industry.

 

For Depp, this project is another addition to his list of European ventures. The actor is currently also involved in the filming of a historical romantic saga titled "Jeanne du Barry," directed by French filmmaker Maïwenn, where he portrays the role of King Louis XV.


 

Adapted from Dennis McIntyre's theatrical production titled "Modigliani," the movie has been penned down by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski. The plot is centered around a 48-hour timeline
Actor Johnny Depp will be directing a film after more than two decades of his first directorial. Titled 'Modi', it will be based on an artist.


Barry Navidi, who has previously collaborated with Al Pacino on several projects such as "The Merchant of Venice" and "Salomé," has revealed that "Modi" is a project that is deeply personal to Pacino.

 

He has further mentioned that the film will showcase a specific phase of Modi's life and not just his entire biography. Navidi also expressed his excitement to work again with Johnny, stating that it has been his long-standing dream.

 

As the production is slated to begin in Europe during the spring of 2023, more details about the cast are anticipated to be revealed soon. The Veterans will handle the movie's global distribution.

 

Fans of Depp's directorial skills are eagerly awaiting the release of "Modi" and are thrilled to see him take up the mantle of a director once again after his debut feature "The Brave" in 1997.

 

 

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