Joining Johnny Depp is none other than the legend himself, Al Pacino. Al Pacino has come onboard as a co-producer for the film Modigliani a bio-pic about the famed Italian artist.
Modigliani will be Johnny Depp’s first time directing in 25 years. Johnny Depp is set to get behind the camera for Modigliani, a story about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, Depp will co-produce alongside Al Pacino and Barry Navidi. This news comes a quarter of a century after he directed both himself and Marlon Brando in 1997’s The Brave, his feature directorial debut. Based on the play by Dennis McIntyre and adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski, the film will tell the story of the painter and sculptor in Paris in 1916. Long considered by himself a critical and commercial failure, Modigliani navigates a turbulent and eventful 48 hours that will become a turning point in his life, ultimately solidifying his reputation as an artistic legend.
“The saga of Mr. Modigliani’s life is one that I’m incredibly honored, and truly humbled, to bring to the screen,” said Depp, who produces for IN.2, the European arm of his production company Infinitum Nihil. “It was a life of great hardship, but eventual triumph — a universally human story all viewers can identify with.”