Hollywood actor and singer, Johnny Depp is set to direct his first feature film in 25 years, which will be about the Italian painter and sculpture Amedeo Modigliani.
As reported by ITV, the 59-year-old, who recently concluded his multi-million dollar defamation case against his former partner Amber Heard, will co-produce alongside Hollywood great Al Pacino and Barry Navidi.
Based on the play Modigliani by Dennis McIntyre and adapted for screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski, Modi will tell the story of the artist’s time in Paris in 1916.
It will offer a snapshot of a “turbulent and eventful” 48 hours during which, having long considered himself a critical and commercial failure, he solidifies himself as a creative force.
The project aims to start production in spring 2023 in Europe.
Depp said: “The saga of Mr Modigliani’s life is one that I’m incredibly honoured, 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.”